Firefighting

Planned Parenthood Fire in Newbury Park Deemed Arson

A fire that started inside a Planned Parenthood office in the Newbury Park area of Thousand Oaks was determined to be arson, reports abc7.com

According to arson investigators, a suspect smashed a window on the ground floor of the facility using a blunt object, likely a rock, to make entry.

Officials also said the culprit used some sort of accelerant and ignited the substance. The type of chemical used has not been determined.

Sheriff’s officials said the facility did not receive any threats prior to the fire, and the location has not experienced problems in the past.

Fortunately, no one was injured, and there was minimal fire damage because the overhead sprinklers were activated quickly. However, the property did incur some water damage. The total damage estimate was not immediately available.

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