|Roseville Fire Department||401 Oak Street|
Roseville, CA 95678
Office (916) 774-5802
Cell (916) 580-8602
Fax (916) 774-5810
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #062413|
|Subject :||Fire in Maidu Regional Park Classified as Arson|
|Contact :||Jason Rizzi, Fire Marshal 916-774-5802|
|Fire investigators from the Roseville Fire Department and Cal Fire have determined the June 21st 30-acre grass fire in the City of Rosevilles Maidu Regional Park was intentionally set and is being classified as arson.|
Investigators from the Roseville Police and Fire Departments are actively investigating the fire and request anyone with information to contact the Roseville Police Department at 916 774-5070.
The fire began around 2:25 p.m., Friday June 21 and quickly spread due to high winds and extremely dry conditions. Five structures were damaged, including four homes. Damage estimates to those structures exceed $1 million. All of the homes damaged had combustible wood shake roofing materials ignited by flying embers from the fire. There were no injuries.
Homes with wood or shingle roofs are at high risk of being destroyed during a wildfire. Build your roof or re-roof with fire rated materials such as composition, metal or tile. Removing all dead plants, grass and weeds from your yard, roof and rain gutters increases the safety of your home during a wildfire.