Man Charged in Police Chase That Sparked 46 Fire in Jurupa Valley: Court Documents

A car believed to have sparked the 46 Fire is seen on Oct. 31, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs) and Bryan Anguiano, 23, is seen in an undated photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

A car believed to have sparked the 46 Fire is seen on Oct. 31, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs) and Bryan Anguiano, 23, is seen in an undated photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

A man has been charged in connection with a police chase that authorities say sparked a brush fire in Jurupa Valley last week.

The 46 fire quickly spread to more than 300 acres, damaging several buildings and forcing evacuations. The blaze was declared 100% contained Sunday afternoon.

Prosecutors have charged Bryan Anguiano, 23, with one felony count of reckless evading and one count of discarding burning materials, according to a criminal complaint filed in Riverside County Superior Court.

The pursuit began shortly after midnight when Riverside police encountered a stolen car and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver and a passenger sped off, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.