San Antonio man arrested for starting grass fire that destroyed homes

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A man was arrested on Friday for reportedly starting a fire that torched 30 acres in Bexar County.

37-year-old Michael Oyervides was arrested and charged with one charge of arson and one charge of arson of a habitation, KSAT reports.

On Thursday, the grass fire destroyed two mobile homes and a vehicle in Southern Bexar County, the Fire Marshal’s Office said. Area residents were ordered to evacuate temporarily. No injuries were reported.

Arson of a habitation is a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison. Arson is a second-degree felony is punishable up to up 20 years in prison.

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