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Questions Linger Over UCSB Housing Fire


Questions remain about the massive fire that engulfed a UCSB housing construction site in the early hours of 7/4. There is little doubt that the fire was caused by an arsonist, but officials have yet to announce any results from a multi-agency investigation. Cameras were on site at the time, and a neighbor reported witnessing a young white male fleeing the scene. In 2012, a university housing construction site on Phelps Road went up in flames; that blaze was also thought to be the work of an arsonist. Both developments faced considerable opposition.

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