SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Fire Department needs your help identifying a person of interest in an arson investigation that stems from a dumpster fire on the Fourth of July.
According to the fire department, the fire was started in a dumpster in downtown Sacramento around 7 a.m. Thursday, July 4, along the 1800 block of Eighth Street in Rice Alley.
Surveillance video shows a person driving an SUV and walk off screen. Moments later, the person returns and drives away before a cut shows the driver return.
The fire caused damage to a nearby building. Investigators are looking for this person to get some answers about how the fire. If you have any information, call the Arson Tip Line at 916-808-8732.
In California, fires are burning more intensely than ever before. Megafires destroy entire neighborhoods. Some of the deadliest fires have been caused by our own electric grid, but all fires are burning worse because of climate change and an unhealthy forest landscape.