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Arsonist Arrested With Flammables Near Blue Cut Fire Area

DEVORE, CA:(VVNG.com)- Authorities announced the arrest of an arson registrant found to be in possession of flammables in the area near the previously burned Blue Cut Fire.

Larry Missirlian, 61, a resident of Ontario was contacted by the Union Pacific Rail Road Police on Saturday, September 3rd at about 9:23 a.m.

Missirlian was found sitting inside a parked vehicle while trespassing on railroad property on north Cajon Blvd. and Cleghorn Road in Devore.

Missirlian was parked approximately 10 feet from a large dry unburned area where the Blue Cut Fire had not burned.

After making contact police determined Missirlian was an active parole and an arson registrant.

They conducted a vehicle search and discovered Missirlian had a 5-gallon can of gasoline, large butane torches, lighter fluid, and new cigarette lighters underneath the driver’s seat. The items appeared to be set ready for immediate use.

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Missirlian was arrested for arson and for violating his arson / parole terms. He was booked at West Valley Detention Center without incident.

According to public court records, he is currently being held on $50,000 bail for possession of arson material and no bail for violation of parole. Missirlian is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, September 7th at 12:30 pm.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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