15 Suspicious Fires Set in Fullerton; Officials Ask for Public’s Help Finding Anyone Responsible

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Officials in Fullerton are asking for the public’s help finding anyone responsible for setting at least 15 suspicious fires in the city.

The remnants of a trash bin fire is shown in a photo shared by the Fullerton Police Department on Feb. 7, 2017.

The remnants of a trash bin fire is shown in a photo shared by the Fullerton Police Department on Feb. 7, 2017.

Early Tuesday, Fullerton police and fire officials responded to the 1200 block of North Gilbert Street after four trash bins fires were set in the area.

Authorities said they have are now investigating 15 suspicious fires in the city since September. They found evidence that accelerant was used and also believe that the same person or people are involved in all of the blazes.

“Our concern is that this is going to escalate,” said Sgt. Jon Radus.

Anyone with information about the blazes can call 714-738-5336 or email khamel@fullertonpd.org. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855 TIP-OCCS or go to http://www.occrimestoppers.org.