PICO RIVERA (CBSLA)   — Authorities have evacuated a Pico Rivera neighborhood after a resident allegedly set his home on fire.

Desmond Shaw in Sky2 reported the unidentified male allegedly poured gasoline around the perimeter of his home.

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Later, police confirmed to CBS2/KCAL9 that the arson suspect is 15. They said he got into a dispute with his parents and apparently decided to torch their home .

The teen is at large as of 10:30 p.m.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze in the 5500 block of Calico Avenue.

The neighborhood was evacuated as a precaution, officials said. By 10 p.m. residents were allowed to return to their homes.

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LA County Sheriff’s and LA County Fire both responded to the scene. LA County Fire could be seen standing on the home’s roof.

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One neighbor described what happened just before the fire was allegedly set.

“There was a kid in the house and he was getting all crazy inside the house,” the neighbor said ,”and he was breaking things. So I guess the mother, she came out running across the street and told the neighbor and the neighbor called the cops.”

Everyone inside the home got out safely, police said.





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