Teens cited for starting trash can fires at Stough Park Nature Center in Burbank

Two teenagers were arrested earlier this week on suspicion of setting a series of trash can fires at the Stough Park Nature Center in Burbank, authorities said.

The pair, two boys who are 16 and 17 years old, are said to have started five fires between this past November and last month. Burbank Police Sgt. Derek Green said the fires were contained to restrooms at the nature center.

"There was no structural damage to the Stough Park Nature Center or surrounding area, but the trash cans did suffer minor damage," he said.

Green said a witness to one of the fires was able to provide police with a partial license plate number, which led officers to the teens, who were taken into custody on Monday and subsequently confessed to igniting the fires.

They were issued citations and released to their parents, according to Green.


Andy Nguyen, andy.nguyen@latimes.com

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