September 24, 2009

Two suspected arson fires strike in downtown Walnut Creek overnight; one knocked out services to some 40,000 Comcast subscribers

UPDATE: Police and Contra Costa Fire investigators are investigating two suspicious fires as possibly being related, says Walnut Creek Lt. Mark Perlite.

The first was a small fire that broke out at about 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Wendy’s Restaurant at 2955 North Main. The second fire, at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday, struck the Comcast Services Building on Arroyo Way off North Broadway. That single-alarm fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to computer equipment and the building itself, the Contra Costa Times reported.

Although quickly put out, it temporarily knocked out cable services to nearly 40,000 cable subscribers, including, I believe, yours truly, who couldn’t get online at around 5 this morning, but could a little later this morning.


Alan said...

Thanks for the post, SM! Good to know. I'm on at&t Uverse, but I still find most anything broadband interesting.

Anonymous said...

My gym had no TV this morning. Hope they get the perps. fast.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us know, I had the same problem this morning when I was up at 430am I couldn't log on my computer or even watch the morning news with my coffee!! No biggie but kind of made me wonder - did I forget to pay a bill? LOL.