San Diego Fire determines Bankers Hill apartment fire was act of arson

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 9:30 p.m. – An investigation conducted by the Metro Arson Strike Team determined the fire at an apartment complex in Bankers Hill was a case of arson.

A resident of the complex was taken into police custody for questioning.

12:41 p.m. – A fire at an apartment building in Bankers Hill Thursday morning left 14 people displaced, but no injuries were reported.

The fire broke out shortly before 8 a.m. in a bedroom in the building alongside Redwood Street, between First and Second avenues, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to other areas of the building.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known and investigators were summoned, a fire dispatcher said. The American Red Cross was requested to assist the 14 displaced residents, authorities said.

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