Raging Cocos Fire Intentionally Set by Juvenile: Police

Fire fighters keep a close watch on the flames from the Cocos Fire as they stand ready to protect a home in San Marcos, California May 15, 2014. Wildfires were raging in southern California on Thursday, keeping thousands of residents and students away from their homes after San Diego county officials maintained evacuation advisories. MIKE BLAKE / Reuters file

The Cocos Fire that scorched nearly 2,000 acres and destroyed close to 40 homes was intentionally set by an unidentified juvenile, police say.

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