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Two arrested on suspicion of arson in San Diego County Eagle fire

August 4, 2011 |  8:31 pm

Two men are set to be arraigned on felony charges of arson and arson on forest land in connection with the Eagle fire that burned more than 14,000 acres in northeastern San Diego County.

Jeremy Ortiz, 23, and Jesse Durbin, 23, remain in jail in Vista pending Monday's scheduled arraignment. No details of the alleged arson were released.

The arrests were announced Thursday; Durbin was already in jail on unrelated charges.

The fire, which broke out near Eagle Peak east of Warner Springs, burned through rugged, brush-filled terrain for 10 days before being contained July 30. Some 18 firefighters were injured; the cost of fighting the blaze is set at about $15 million.

-- Tony Perry

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