Pair suspected of looting in California fire zone

Authorities in Northern California say two more people have been arrested on suspicion of looting in neighborhoods devastated by wildfires earlier this month.

Santa Rosa police say the arrests were made late Saturday following a high-speed chase through city streets along the southern edge of a burn zone.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports 29-year-old Sean Kranyak and 22-year-old Cristina Marsh could face charges including looting, conspiracy and vehicle theft. It wasn't known Sunday if they have attorneys.

Witnesses called police after the pair was spotted allegedly loading pilfered goods into a truck.

Police previously reported looting arrests as fires burned. Santa Rosa imposed a curfew in evacuation zones because so many houses were empty.

Sonoma County officials said Saturday it could take years to recover from fires that destroyed 8,900 structures and killed 42 people.

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