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.
A man has been arrested and faces charges of felony arson and first degree burglary, on suspicion of setting the five-alarm fire in downtown San Jose.
A fire that burned a two-story house used as administrative offices for Children’s Hospital in Oakland is being investigated as arson, a fire battalion chief said.
A suspicious fire overnight Friday raged through a converted two-story home used as an administrative office of Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
Police have arrested 14 teens in connection with a two-alarm arson fire at an unoccupied Mountain View home where the suspects allegedly stole a car and hosted multiple drug and alcohol-fueled parties.
Firefighters put out a one-alarm fire at a market being investigated as arson in the city’s Eastmont neighborhood Tuesday morning, a fire dispatcher said.