Arson

Patrick Brennan (San Jose Police Dept.)

Serial Arsonist Pleads Guilty To 13 Downtown San Jose Fires, Will Serve 40 Years To Life

A 49-year-old ex-felon convicted of setting fires in more than a dozen locations near downtown San Jose in January, causing about $6 million in damage, agreed in Santa Clara County Superior Court Monday to serve 40 years to life in prison.

12/23/2014

Burned Vehicle

Torched Vehicle In SF Castro District Is 5th Such Incident In A Week

For the fifth time in a week, a vehicle was found engulfed in flames in San Francisco’s Castro District on Sunday morning.

12/21/2014

A damaged jeep that was set on fire at Cumberland and Church streets in San Francisco on December 17, 2014. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Investigators Looking Into 4 Suspicious Car Fires Near Noe Valley Neighborhood In San Francisco

Fire investigators said they believe the fires were set between 3:00 and 4:30 Wednesday morning and all occurred in a 10-15 block area.

12/17/2014

fire truck generic

Three Cars Set On Fire In SF’s Noe Valley

San Francisco police are investigating three car fires that were ignited near the Noe Valley neighborhood Wednesday morning.

11/19/2014

Fire damaged homes at Habitat for Humanity construction site in San Francisco.

Construction Resumes at SF Habitat For Humanity Site Damaged By Fire

After a week and a half delay, volunteer crews are back on the job at a Habitat for Humanity housing project damaged during construction by a 3-alarm fire.

10/09/2014

(Walnut Creek Police Department)

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Arson After Fire Set At Walnut Creek Strip Mall

Police and fire officials are investigating a Sunday night suspicious fire that broke out at a Walnut Creek strip mall.

10/06/2014

(Alameda Police Department)

2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Starting 8 Fires In Alameda Identified

Two people arrested for allegedly setting a series of fires throughout Alameda early Sunday morning have been identified as 27-year-old Stephen Petersen and 22-year-old Andrew Gutierrez.

09/29/2014

Alameda Firefighers

2 Arrested For Arson After Alameda Firefighters Battle 8 Overnight Blazes

Two people suspected of setting a series of fires throughout Alameda overnight have been arrested, public safety officials said Sunday morning.

09/28/2014

Japan Volcano Erupts

Sunday Morning Headline Video: Alameda Fires, Japan Volcano, More

Top of the news: Arsonists set 8 blazes in Alameda, 30 feared dead in Japan when volcano erupts, Hong Kong protest, more.

09/28/2014

King Fire

More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

09/19/2014

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