University of California Police Seek Arsonist After Campus Fire

January 31, 2012

Police at the University of California, Santa Barbara say they are looking for an arsonist after a fire that badly damaged a trailer, a water tender and other heavy equipment at a campus construction site.

University police said in a statement that officers, deputies and firefighters responded to the blaze early Sunday morning on the north end of campus. The site was unoccupied and no one was injured.

An investigation by state, county and university fire departments and university police determined that the fire was arson.

There have been no suspects arrested or identified.

Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests.

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