SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Friday’s fire in Santa Clara is reminiscent of others that destroyed buildings that were under construction.
There have been at least 6 of these types of fires in the Bay Area since 2014.
Last October, a 126-unit complex in Oakland went up in flames.
It was the second fire that night at a building under construction.
In April of last year, a huge fire burned a 240-unit building in Concord.
The building’s scaffolding even collapsed at one point.
Back in July of 2016 and in May of 2017, the same 105-unit apartment project in Emeryville was hit, causing millions in damage.
Investigators believe it was arson.
Not far away, near Oakland’s Lake Merritt, a pre-dawn fire in 2016 destroyed a 41-unit project.