Cal Fire confirms that the Gate Fire is now under criminal investigation

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A spokesperson with Cal Fire San Diego confirmed Sunday that the ‘Gate Fire’,  which has spread to over 2,000 acres since it began Saturday morning, is now subject to a criminal investigation.

The investigation began after an Instagram video surfaced showing several people allegedly spark the fire and leave the scene. The witness who posted the video is not under investigation and has cooperated with Cal Fire officials.

The Bureau of Land Management and Cal Fire are in charge of the investigation. They could not confirm if there were any suspects at this time.

The fire started Saturday morning and has spread to 2,056 acres and is 70 percent contained as of last update.

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