Motorcyclist Accused of Riding in Fire Area

A national motocross champion was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of riding a motorcycle in a hazardous fire area, authorities said.

It was the fourth time that Michael Kiedrowski, 23, of Acton was caught riding in a prohibited area, Lt. Don Rodriguez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The other three times he was cited at the scene and released, Rodriguez said.

A sheriff's helicopter spotted Kiedrowski and three other motorcyclists in Baker Canyon, a remote area off Sierra Highway, Rodriguez said. Their bikes lacked spark arresters, which put out possible sparks from the exhaust that could cause a fire, Rodriquez said.

Kiedrowski, who could not be reached for comment, was booked on the misdemeanor charge at the Santa Clarita sheriff's station and released on his own recognizance, Rodriguez said.

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