San Francisco police arrested a suspect Wednesday night in a series of arsons that have occurred in the South of Market neighborhood this month, according to a spokesman.
San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect and possibly others responsible for a series of arsons in the city’s South of Market neighborhood since earlier this month.
San Francisco fire officials say there has been a rash of dumpsters set on fire by one or more arsonists over the last few weeks, most of which have occurred in the South of Market area.
The fire that was reported around 12:15 p.m. damaged an exterior wall of one mobile home in the Contempo Marin Mobile Home Park on Yosemite Road and damaged a fence and deck of two other mobile homes, San Rafael Fire Chief Chris Gray said. A female resident received a minor injury, Gray said.
A man who tried to prevent firefighters from controlling a 2-acre grass fire east of San Jose Monday night was arrested on suspicion of starting the fire, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Monday afternoon on suspicion of starting a string of recent fires in Livermore.
A play structure was destroyed by fire at a Vallejo elementary school Saturday morning and firefighters suspect it was set intentionally.
An East San Jose family woke up in fear early Tuesday morning as both of their cars burst into flames in their driveway. Police suspect it was the work of arsonists after viewing the surveillance video system installed at the home.
With evacuation orders being lifted Friday, investigators worked to determine whether an unusually early and intense outbreak of wildfires in Southern California this week was ignited by something as ordinary as sparks from cars or something as sinister as an arsonist.
Police and fire investigators are attempting to locate a suspect who started a series of fires near Arbolado Park in Walnut Creek after a fourth arson fire was set there Thursday night.