Arsonist sets string of fires in Chico

Apr 29, 2016 12:46 PM by News Staff

A string of small fires throughout Chico has police on the hunt for an arsonist Friday morning.

Chico Police on patrol saw the first small fire in the Lindo Channel near Highway 99 and Manzanita Avenue around 11 p.m. Thursday night.

An hour later, another a dumpster fire was reported behind S&S Produce on Mangrove Avenue. Then two more were reported in home garbage cans near East Lindo and Neal Dow avenues.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fires and fire personnel extinguished all fires before any structure damage was done.

Police are currently investigating but suspects are unknown.

Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with home security cameras in those areas to contact the department.


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