Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

3 Bosque-Area Fires Snuffed.(Final)

Byline: Chris Vogel Journal Staff Writer

17-Year-Old Charged; Fire Dept. Says Blazes Deliberate

It appears someone intentionally sparked three fires early Thursday morning on the outskirts of the bosque.

Avelino Giron, 17, was arrested and charged with setting them around Bridge and Eighth SW and La Vega SW, fire department spokeswoman Lynn Reule said.

Giron's mother, Beverly Giron, said her son was supposed to be spending the night with cousins when he allegedly set the fires.

"Suddenly, I get a call this morning telling me my son was arrested," she said. "I don't know what he was thinking. He must have been out drinking with friends. …

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