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.
The dozen of grass fires that popped up around Novato since Wednesday are likely the work of an arsonist.
No human remains were found by arson investigators who searched the charred wreckage of a vacant former television studio used as a shelter by dozens of squatters, a San Jose fire captain said Friday.
Arson investigators with specially trained dogs resumed the search Thursday for possible human remains in the debris of a burned-down building near downtown San Jose.