REDWOOD CITY (CBS/AP) — Redwood City police and fire officials are asking for the public’s help after investigators determined a fire at an apartment complex last week was an act of arson.

Police say the fire in the eight-unit building on the 500 block of Stambaugh St. forced about 25 residents from their homes.

Officials say the blaze, reported around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, gutted two units and caused structural damage to the building, prompting inspectors to determine it was unsafe for residents.

A number of cars in the building’s carport were also damaged in the fire.

No firefighters or residents were hurt in the fire.

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