Fire in Vallejo deemed suspicious

VALLEJO (KRON) — A fire early Tuesday morning in Vallejo is being called suspicious, according to Vallejo fire officials.

The fire was reported around 2:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Marin Street.

No one was injured in the blaze, but Vallejo fire officials are on the scene along with a team of investigators to determine how this fire started.

According to fire officials, the home had been vacant for some time.  While the fire was contained, firefighter’s still deemed it a 2-alarm fire so flames wouldn’t spread to neighboring homes.

A new property owner was remodeling the building, according to Campbell.

Vallejo firefighters also responded to three structure fires on Sunday.

A two-alarm fire at a boarded-up commercial building at 2290 Sacramento St. was reported at 8 a.m. The single-story structure has been unoccupied for a year or more, Vallejo Fire Capt. John Ha said.

Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to an adjacent dermatology office and extinguished the flames around 9:40 a.m., Ha said.

A fire burned a structure in the 400 block of Maine Street around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Campbell said.

Neighbors said they saw two people run out of the house 10 minutes before they saw smoke, Campbell said. There were “No Trespassing” signs on the outside of the home, and police had been called to the building to remove
people who were growing marijuana inside, he said.

“There was definite evidence that there were probably homeless people occupying various areas of the building,” Campbell said.

The blaze was contained to one room but there was smoke damage on the second floor, he said.

Firefighters also responded to a house fire in the 1000 block of Valle Vista Avenue around 11:10 p.m. Sunday, according to Campbell.

The garage, which was converted to a living space where three people resided, including an infant child, is no longer habitable, Campbell said.

The fire was controlled in 10 minutes. The cause of the blaze is believed to be accidental, Campbell said.

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