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October 14, 1987

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted the 19-year-old son of the Cypress police chief on three felony counts of arson, setting forest lands on fire and destruction of government property. Robert Edward Lowenberg, who already had been charged with arson, faces up to 35 years in prison and a possible $4.8-million fine if convicted of starting a huge forest fire in Cleveland National Forest last month. The charges stemmed from a Sept. 9 fire in the Silverado Canyon area that blackened 5,000 acres and took 1,100 firefighters nearly two weeks to put out.

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