Three small fires broke out within minutes of each other at the North Mesa Stables Tuesday afternoon, but were quickly extinguished by the Los Alamos Fire Department, according to LAFD battalion chief Richard Garcia and Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson.
Garcia said there were three spot fires, including a brush fire, a grass fire and another started with wood chips.
LAPD captain Randy Foster said this morning the investigation implicated three boys ages 10-12 and one of them confessed. The boys were referred to the juvenile probation office, Foster said.
Foster estimated one of the three fires to be 10 feet by 10 feet.