One person died in a suspected arson fire outside of an apartment building in East Oakland early Saturday morning.
Although the investigation is ongoing, police said it appears the fire at Sims Metal Management in December was intentionally set.
Patrick William Brennan, a 48-year-old San Jose resident, was arrested Wednesday evening. He is suspected of lighting about a dozen fires in the downtown area since last week.
Police announced Wednesday night the arrest of a man suspected to be responsible for a series of up to a dozen fires in downtown San Jose since last week.
Residents in several San Jose neighborhoods pledge to keep watch through the night as the search continues for a serial arsonist suspected in more than a dozen fires since Wednesday.
SJFD Capt. Rob Brown said 11 of 13 fires that broke out in downtown San Jose were intentionally set. They include two that struck early Sunday.
Firefighters in San Jose are investigating two suspicious fires Sunday morning and believe they may have been set by a serial arsonist that has set fire to numerous buildings in the downtown area.
A man accused of lighting a fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on New Year’s Day made a brief appearance in federal court Tuesday and was appointed a government-paid lawyer.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on New Year’s Day, the chief of the FBI’s San Francisco office announced Monday.
San Francisco firefighters, police and the FBI are investigating an arson fire in the Chinese Consulate.