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Woman accused of looting home affected by San Diego wildfire

Lilac fire
A view of the Rancho Monserate Country Club community, where many homes were burned to the ground when the Lilac fire swept through Bonsall.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

A 43-year-old woman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of looting a home in Bonsall by deputies patrolling areas affected by the Lilac fire, authorities said Sunday.

San Diego County sheriff’s deputies responded at 12:49 p.m. Saturday to a report of a burglary at a home that was for sale on Disney Lane near Gopher Canyon Road, Lt. Mark Ryan said. A man who said he was a real estate agent told deputies he had seen a person in the home.

Deputies found the woman had taken items from the home and put them in her vehicle.

She was booked into jail on suspicion of drug-related charges and burglary during a state of emergency.

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morgan.cook @sduniontribune.com

Cook writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.


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