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June 29, 2013 (San Diego) – One out of every four fires is started by arson, according to Cal-Fire. When an arsonist sets a fire, everyone pays. Arson fires destroy homes, businesses, communities, forests, wilderness and lives. They cost our community considerably in fire losses, firefighting expenses and higher insurance premiums. They also tie up fire crews and equipment needlessly.

Cal-Fire asks that the public help by reporting arsonists.  A reward of up to $5,000 reward for each arrest that leads to a conviction is available. If you see an act of arson try to remember everything you saw, then contact Cal-Fire or your local fire department.