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Arson suspected in Colusa fire, officials say
An early morning Wednesday fire at the 200 block of Jay Street in Colusa is being investigated as a possible arson after the Colusa Fire Deparment found evidence at the scene to indicate that it was started intentionally, a fire official said.
At 12:11 a.m. Thursday, the Colusa Fire Department received a call for a grass fire, which started in the alley behind a residence at the Jay Street residence, said Colusa Fire Chief Randy Dunn. Two engines and twelve firefighters responded to the call.
Dunn said the grass fire expanded into the exterior wall of the residence's detached garage and caused an estimated $1,200 to $1,500 in damage.
"Evidence at the scene indicates that it was intentionally started. We are investigating it as an arson and have turned the case of to Colusa Police Department for investigation," Dunn said on Saturday. "I went and look at it the next day in the daylight and formed my analysis of the scene and gave that to (Colusa Police) Chief Ross Stark."
Stark confirmed that his department would be working with the Fire Department in the investigation.
"I got the initial report on Thursday morning, but I'm waiting for the full report. The Fire Department and the Police Department will be coordinating on the investigation," Stark said.