Arsonist sets eight fires in San Luis Obispo
October 15, 2014
Firefighters are searching for the arsonist responsible for at least eight fires set near Sinsheimer Park in San Luis Obispo early Tuesday morning.
At around 12:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of two fires burning near the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way just north of Orcutt Road. As firefighters battled the fires, additional blazes were reported.
San Luis Obispo’s fire marshal quickly determined that the fires were intentionally set, and police responded to patrol the area, but investigators have not identified any suspects.
Responders found fires burning in vegetation, trash bins, a creek with eucalyptus trees and a railroad maintenance debris pile. Firefighters limited the damage to the trash containers and surrounding vegetation.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information about the fires is encouraged to contact Fire Marshal Rodger Maggio at 781-7386.