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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

San Bernardino City Fire: Arsonist Sets Multiple Brush Fires in San Bernardino Neighborhood Results In Arrest #CaFire

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 01:53 PM PDT

San Bernardino City Fire Department
Press Release

PIO Assigned:                        Engineer Paramedic Jason Buchanan (909)384 – 5402

Follow up Info:                       Battalion Commander Nathan Cooke (909)384-5401 

Date:                                       June 6, 2013

Location:                                3300 Block of N G St.
Time of the call:                     03:24 HRS

Number of Units:                   Multiple units from a 3rd alarm request.

Damage to property:             $ 51,000.00

Property Saved:                     $ 200,000.00

Injuries:                                  NONE

                                                Additional information:

·        Reports received through 911 dispatch of a grass fire to the rear of a vacant residential home.
·        San Bernardino Fire unit’s en-route observed multiple fires in the area of the 3300 block of N G St.
·        Additional fire units were ordered to help with the 8 different fires in a quarter mile area.
·        San Bernardino Arson Investigators and San Bernardino City Police department quickly saturated the area looking for a suspect or evidence.
·        A thorough investigation by the San Bernardino City Arson team led to a person of interest that was detained and questioned in coordination with law enforcement.
·        One vacant residence, a backyard gazebo and a motorhome sustained damage from the fires.
·        Firefighters were able to locate and contain all fires within an hour.
·        San Bernardino City Fire Department Arson Task Force and San Bernardino City Police Department have arrested a 46 year old female and she is being charged with multiple counts of arson.  
**As fire season quickly approaches the San Bernardino Fire Department wishes to remind everyone to maintain clearance of brush and vegetation from around all structures. We urge all citizens to report any suspicious behavior to law enforcement or fire department personnel. **

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