Crews find human skull battling Sherman Oaks brush fire

- A weekend brush fire where a human skull was found was sparked by juveniles playing with matches, authorities said Monday.

Investigators have yet to determine gender, age or time of death of the skull that was found in the wake of Saturday's fire in the 3500 block of North Coy Drive, said coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz.

Authorities returned Monday morning to the site just below Mulholland Drive at Beverly Glen Boulevard where the skull was found discovered on a steep embankment, but no other body parts were found, said coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The slow-moving fire, which consumed about three acres of medium to heavy, green brush, was reported about 3:40 p.m. Saturday.

This afternoon, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said investigators  determined that the fire was sparked by juveniles playing with matches. The suspects were placed in the Stop Adolescent Firestarting through Education (SAFE) program, she said.

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