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Person Dies In Suspicious Fire Outside Oakland Apartment Building

One person died in a suspected arson fire outside of an apartment building in East Oakland early Saturday morning.

03/01/2014

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Redwood City Scrap Metal Fire Appears To Be Work Of Arsonist

Although the investigation is ongoing, police said it appears the fire at Sims Metal Management in December was intentionally set.

01/30/2014

Patrick Brennan (San Jose Police Dept.)

San Jose Man Identified As Suspect In String Of Arson Fires

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.

01/16/2014

A 3-alarm house fire in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Police Arrest Man Suspected In Series Of Arsons

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.

01/15/2014

Sketch of serial arsonist suspected in a string of fires in San Jose.

San Jose Residents Keep Watch For Serial Arsonist

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.

01/13/2014

Sketch of serial arsonist suspected in a string of fires in San Jose.

Hunt For San Jose Serial Arsonist Intensifies

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.

01/12/2014

Sketch of serial arsonist suspected in a string of fires in San Jose.

SJ Officials Say Sunday Morning Fires May Be Work Of Serial Arsonist

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.

01/12/2014

Chinese Consulate Fire in SF

Man Accused In SF Chinese Consulate Arson Gets Court-Appointed Lawyer

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.

01/07/2014

Surveillance video shows the moment the front of the Chinese Consulate burst into flames as well as a van parked out front.

FBI Says Arson Suspect ‘Heard Voices’ Before SF Chinese Consulate Fire

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.

01/06/2014

Chinese Consulate Fire in SF

FBI Joins Investigation Of Arson Attack On SF Chinese Consulate

San Francisco firefighters, police and the FBI are investigating an arson fire in the Chinese Consulate.

01/02/2014

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