Fire on Walnut Street might have been intentional


Last updated 7/6/2023 at 11:34am

South County Fire

Before and after pictures of trees on fire on Walnut Street Tuesday afternoon. Pictures courtesy South County Fire. Firefighters think the fire could have been the result of firecrackers thrown from a car.

A spokesperson for South County Fire says a fire that quickly engulfed trees on the property of a house in the 800 block of Walnut Street may have been intentional.

Shawneri Guzman said that at 8:52 p.m. Tuesday, five trucks responded to the fire and were quickly able to extinguish it.

"It started in the trees dangerously close to the home, but the home is intact," she said, adding that the evergreen trees were green on the outside but had "really dry pine needles" inside.

Nobody was home, but neighbors alerted the homeowners, who captured on video someone throwing firecrackers from their car.


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