SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Six separate vegetation fires in Golden Park Friday and Saturday morning are being investigated as possible arson, according to San Francisco Fire Department.

In a period of 24 hours, crews extinguished six fires that ranged in size from a few hundred square feet to an acre, according to SFFD spokesman Lt. Jonathan Baxter. All the fires were in the western portion of the park near the Polo Field and Casting Pond.

No structures were damaged and there were no injuries reported, Lt. Baxter said.

“I want to take care of my firefighters. This puts them in danger,” said Denise Newman, a San Francisco Fire battalion chief, in an interview with KPIX on Saturday.

Peter Jacobs, who lives near the park said he worried about potential for much greater destruction.

“My concern is that given the dry conditions around the state and here, that it could wipe out the park rather quickly — especially with the winds coming in off the ocean,” Jacobs said.

Anyone with information related to the fires should call (415) 920-2933 or e-mail

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