SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Police in San Mateo are asking for help identifying two people seen in an alley where burning garbage cans threatened a building early Thursday morning.
Police and firefighters were sent at 3:23 a.m. to the first block of Second Avenue, near South El Camino Real, and determined that a group of garbage cans were burning next to a building.READ MORE: Concerns At Mineta San Jose International Airport After Man Drives Into Secure Area
Officer Michael Haobsh said the building sustained damage when the fire melted a window a bit and set off the building’s sprinkler system.
The fires were deemed suspicious and an arson investigation was begun.READ MORE: Sonoma Co. Wildlife Refuge Asks Public's Help To Rescue Cubs Orphaned By Caldor Fire
Police said some businesses are providing surveillance video of the area and anyone else who has video they can provide is asked to get in touch with police right away.
Anyone with additional information is asked to get in touch with Detective Lau at (6500 522-7617 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can be sent to http://tinyurl.com/SMPDTips or by calling (650) 522-7676.MORE NEWS: Bay Area District Attorneys Settle With Ulta Beauty Over Improper Disposal Of Hazardous Materials
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