Two fires intentionally set at same apartment early Sunday morning

On Sunday, June 12th, 2022, at 3:14 am, the Turlock Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at The Vista Apartments, 900 W Monte Vista Ave, Turlock, on the second floor of the B building.

As firefighters were responding, they received a call reporting that “there’s smoke everywhere”. The incident was then upgraded to a commercial working structure fire which added several additional resources.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found signs of a fire on the door step of an apartment that had already been extinguished prior to their arrival, with no extension.

The Turlock Irrigation District and Pacific Gas and Electric Company responded to the scene to secure utilities, while the Turlock Rural Fire Protection District provided city coverage for the duration of the incident.

Firefighters learned that there had been another unreported fire at the same apartment earlier of a wreath that had been intentionally set by someone, so the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit and Turlock Police Department responded to investigate.

No suspects have been identified yet.

No injuries were reported.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call the Stanislaus Regional Fire Investigations Unit at 209-525-5537.

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