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Fire At South Coast Elementary School Now Being Called Arson

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
What's now being called an arson fire caused more than $10,000 in damage at Newbury Park elementary school

A fire at a South Coast elementary school is now being called arson, and a boy has been arrested.

A fire alarm went off just after seven a.m. Monday at Cypress Elementary School, in Newbury Park.  Ventura County firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the roof of the school’s auditorium.

They were able to quickly put out the blaze before it caused major damage. Based on what they found, the firefighters also called an arson investigator, as well as Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 12 year old Newbury Park boy on a felony arson charge. The damage estimate tops the $10,000 mark.

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