Ventura County won’t file criminal charges against teens blamed for 600-acre blaze

Acorn Staff Writer

Ventura County will attempt to recover $250,000 from the families of four teens who were charged with starting a 600-acre brush fire last Dec. 26, but have dropped all criminal charges against the three juveniles and one 18 year old in connection with starting the fire.
The blaze ignited near Lindero Canyon Road and spread across 600 acres of land. Ventura County Sheriff’s Department officers arrested in the early morning of the fire Chad Montagnino, 18, from Westlake Villa...

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