CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Police detained two teenagers Thursday afternoon after firefighters extinguished a small fire inside a tunnel in Chula Vista.
The fire was reported at 4:22 p.m. off Otay Lakes Road near Eastlake Parkway, according to Chula Vista Fire-Department. Smoke was seen billowing from a storm drain and several people were seen running from the area, witnesses told fire officials.
Chula Vista police took two teenage boys into custody after officers say four juveniles were reportedly seen trying to start the fire near dry brush surrounding an Eastlake shopping center. After questioning, officers returned the two boys to their parents.
Police say the teens were using aerosol cans and hand sanitizer to light fires in the tunnel.
Firefighters are battling a tunnel fire off of Otay Lakes Road. Witnesses reported smoke billowing from a storm drain and several people running from the area. Please give our firefighters room while they work. #chulavista #publicsafety pic.twitter.com/RybXZfdqXy
— Chula Vista Fire (@chulavistafire) November 1, 2019