Two State Street Fires Spark on Friday

Two fires were set on the 1200 block of State Street Friday morning. City Fire and Police responded to the first at Scarlet Begonia restaurant’s outdoor patio at 5:45 a.m., where paper and other debris in a planter was found on fire. Later in the morning around 9:15, behind a construction fence at 1219 State Street, brown construction paper had been lit when police and fire responded. No injuries or major damage was caused by either fire.

Both are under investigation, said City Fire’s Ryan DiGuilio, an inspector and investigator, with several witnesses to the later morning fire. The public is asked to call the Fire Prevention Bureau at (805) 564-5702 if they have knowledge of either fire.

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