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Fire That Destroyed Barracks Building On Mare Island Considered Suspicious

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A fire that destroyed an old military barracks on Mare Island in Vallejo Sunday evening is considered suspicious, a fire captain said.

The fire in the 400 block of Azuar Drive was reported shortly after 7 p.m.

“It burned so fast but we confined it to the building’s footprint,” Vallejo Fire Department Capt. Arthur Gonzales said.

The building, vacant for about 15 years, was used for fire training in the past. The four-alarm blaze was under control at 9 p.m., Gonzales said.

Vallejo Fire Department Capt. Steve Smircich said the barracks building was known to house “homeless activity.”

Firefighters from Benicia, Fairfield, American Canyon, Napa and the Solano County Fire Department also responded to the blaze, Gonzales said.

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