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Fresno Authorities Believe Serial Arsonist Is a Middle-Aged Female. Do You Have Any Tips?
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By Anya Ellis, Berkeley Correspondent
Published 3 weeks ago on
June 5, 2024

The Fresno Fire Department is seeking any information that may help unmask a serial arsonist responsible for burning down four homes and displacing families in recent weeks. (Shutterstock)

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The Fresno Fire Department is seeking any information that may help unmask a serial arsonist responsible for burning down four homes and displacing families.

These arson-started fires targeted homes in northwest and southwest Fresno, leaving the residences in ruin. At each event, the suspect posted a handwritten note at the residence and proceeded to use gasoline to ignite a fire.

The FFD Fire Investigations Unit believes the suspect to be a middle-aged female. They are seeking any information from anyone who has seen similar notes or has information about people who could be suspects.

Have a tip? Contact Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP (7867) or the Fresno Department Arson hotline at (559) 621-ARSN (2767).

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Anya Ellis,
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Anya Ellis began working for GV Wire in July 2023. The daughter of journalists, Anya is a Fresno native and Buchanan High School graduate. She is currently at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in film and media studies and minoring in creative writing. She plans to pursue her masters in screenwriting after graduating. You can contact Anya at anya.ellis@gvwire.com.

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