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.