An arsonist may be on the loose in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood after vehicles were burned early Monday morning.
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.
Surveillance video shows an arsonist approach the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco and moments later, the front of the building explodes in flames.
Arson investigators in San Jose have arrested a 56-year-old woman in connection with as many as 11 fires that were set in bushes and garbage cans since Sept. 26, a fire captain said.
Novato police are hunting for an arsonist that set more than 15 small fires between 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
A Pittsburg man has been arrested and charged with felony arson for allegedly setting more than 50 fires in eastern Contra Costa County over the past two years, authorities said.