A boy, who was playing with matches, has allegedly admitted to starting the California fire that have consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes.
The boy, whose name and age were not released, admitted to playing with matches and accidentally starting the fire, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Diane Hecht said Tuesday.
Aggressive winds helped it quickly spread.
Seven deaths were blamed directly on the fires, six evacuees died of natural causes and one person died of a fall.
All but four of the blazes are now fully contained. Firefighters on Wednesday continued to cut lines around the remaining fires and kept a close eye on the weather.