Chico house fire deemed arson

Oct 27, 2014 7:02 PM by News Staff

Officials with the Chico Fire Department say a house fire that broke out early Sunday morning is being considered an act of arson.

Fire crews responded to a home on the 600 block of 4th Street in Chico around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning after a fire started in the front of a home and spread to the attic. The home is rented by Chico State students, and five people were inside at the time the blaze was discovered. One of the residents suffered second degree burns to the bottom of both feet while evacuating.

Damage to the home is estimated to be roughly $120,000.

Chico's Bureau of Fire Prevention is requesting that anyone with information relating to the fire contact them at 530-895-4912.


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