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Man accused of impersonating firefighter

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San Diego:

Fire investigators Saturday appealed to the public for information about a 44-year-old Los Angeles man arrested Wednesday for allegedly impersonating a firefighter at the Rice fire in Fallbrook.

William Reed Brock, on probation for a drug offense, was arrested while driving a Ford pickup with personalized firefighter license plates and a bed full of fire equipment and clothing.

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Investigators said that ‘if you have seen Brock at any wildfires, or in fire camps or at fire stations,’ you should contact sheriff’s detective Clayton Lisk at (760) 451-3110 or Cal-Fire investigator Gary Eidsmore, (800) 468-4408 or the Cal-Fire Arson Tip Line, (800) 468-4408.

Brock allegedly told deputies he was a member of the Morongo Fire Department, but that information proved false. He is not considered a suspect in any of the fires, Lisk said.

Brock is 6-foot, 160 pounds, balding with blond hair and a ponytail.

-- Tony Perry


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