October 1, 2022
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Gap Fire arrest made

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On Nov. 17, authorities arrested a 16 year old on arson charges associated with the Gap Fire, U.S. Forest Service and Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators announced.
 

The fire scorched more than 9,000 acres in the foothills above Goleta in July.

The 16-year-old suspect is in custody in the Santa Barbara County juvenile detention facility in Santa Maria. The suspect’s name and gender were not released.