Fire Burns Building in Riverside

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Firefighters in Riverside battled a 3-alarm blaze at the abandoned Public Utilities Commission building Tuesday morning. The fire was reported at 4:50am. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the vacant building located at 3460 Orange Street in Downtown Riverside.

Credit: Riverside City Fire

It took firefighters several hours to control and contain the blaze. The cause is under investigation and there were no reported injuries.

Updated 6/1/23:

Arson investigators have arrested two suspects responsible for starting the fire. 41-year old Isaac Gutierrez Avila of Riverside and 40-year old Pasha Sadvandi also of Riverside were booked into Robert Presley Detention Center on arson charges. Both suspects are reportedly transients.