Father of Usfiya boy: My son didn't start the Carmel fire

December 7, 2010 09:31


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The father of the 14-year-old Usfiya boy who admitted to starting a fire, which may have led to the Carmel forest inferno, denied that his son was involved, in a Tuesday interview with Army Radio.

"The guard at school said that my son was 15 minutes late, and waited until his second class started, at 8:45. The teachers say he was in every class after that," the father told Army Radio.

He added: "Pilots only saw the fire at 11:40, three hours later. How could my son have done it?"

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