POSTED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:02am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:52am
EL PASO — A man was arrested Saturday after allegedly setting a palm tree on fire last Thursday. A fire investigator determined the identity of the man caught on video surveillance was 42-year-old Jose Vasquez, who was booked into the El Paso County Jail on charges of arson.
Approximately 3 firefighters and 1 unit responded to this incident. Firefighters extinguished the fire and the building did not sustain any damages.
The El Paso Fire Department would like to remind the public to report any fire related crimes in your area. To report a fire related crime please call (915) 832-4439 or the Fire Marshal’s Office at (915) 485-5699.