SSFPD Media Release: Unlawfully Causing Fire to a Structure

South San Francisco, CA  January 2, 2017  Submitted by SSFPD

On Sunday morning January 1, 2017 at approximately 0700 hours, South San Francisco  Fire  Department and Police Department personnel responded to the 900 block of El Camino  Real  to investigate a possible fire in the area. A structure fire was located to the rear of the business in the  shopping center and resulted in a two alarm fire response, before being eventually contained. Witnesses reported seeing a lone male walk from the rear of the burning structure and pointed him out to police. Further investigation revealed the male was a transient and had set two spot fires to the rear of the business, one of which ignited the building. The male suspect, John Anthony Morgan, was arrested for 452 (C) P.C. -Unlawfully Causing  a Fire to a Structure and booked  at the Maguire Correctional  Facility in Redwood City.


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