Two ‘suspicious’ fires under investigation

Kurtis Alexander
Tuesday October 01, 2002

Police are investigating two “suspicious” fires that caused $50,000 in structural damage this weekend, fire officials said. 

The first fire broke out early Friday at a home on the 1600 block of 63rd Street, firefighters said. One room was burned with an estimated $25,000 of damage.  

A second fire took place Sunday at 10:30 p.m. at a modular office in a car lot on the 2800 block of San Pablo Avenue. About $25,000 of damage occurred, said fire officials. 

“It’s too early to draw any conclusions,” said assistant fire Chief David Orth. 

Berkeley Police Department is investigating the cause of both fires.