Police were putting out fires again last night after three more small blazes were set to garbage and other building debris in three different neighborhoods, including the Mission, SoMa, and the Tenderloin.
Officer Gordon Shyy says police are looking into whether these three fires are the work of San Francisco's newest pyromaniac who's been setting fire to newspaper racks, garbage cans, and construction materials in the city's SoMa District over the last week. Eight fires have been set since Friday, according to police.
The SFPD and SFFD have been working collaboratively in an effort to identify and apprehend the suspect(s) responsible for these events. Several of these events have involved construction sites, occupied buildings, and garbage receptacles. The police department believes it has obtained information of an individual responsible for these incidents and is now requesting the public's assistance in identifying him.
If you have any information about this suspect, please contact Inspector John Miller of the Arson Task Force at 415-920- 2944. You may also report the information anonymously at Text-A-Tip at TIP411. Begin the message with "SFPD" in the subject line or via the Police Department's 24 hour anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444.