A building in Stockton is set on fire while M-Fire goes live in SF with BisNow launching The RedZone Resilient Build Tour to discuss defending buildings and workers from arson attacks. MFI Radio Podcast goes live on April 3, 2019 to discuss all the fires that are destroying wood framed structures that are now considered under investigation.
Neighbors Scramble to Get Away from Massive Fire at Stockton Construction Site View Story
POSTED 5:44 PM, MARCH 20, 2019, BY KAY RECED
The Stockton Fire Department says the blaze damaged the Sierra Vista housing projects near 11th Street.
A construction employee told FOX40 off camera that the fire was so hot, windows at nearby structures were melted and cracked.
Huge chunks of embers also rained down.
“It was just scary, my grandkids were crying. I was nervous just making sure everybody got out," Thurston said.
Thurston says she feared another fire would break out were it not for Mother Nature.
"Because of the rain, I believe it helped," Thurston said. "Because God said, 'Ha!'"
Investigators say the cause hasn't yet been determined, but neighbors believe it was no accident.
"Not the way the blaze was, no," Thurston told FOX40. "Somebody set it on fire."