Officials Investigate Suspicious Fires in Downtown San Mateo

Fire officials are investigating at least three suspicious fires in downtown San Mateo Thursday morning.

One fire started at a dumpster behind a blood center located at 48 2nd Avenue, according to fire officials. Around the same time, another fire was reported in a neighboring parking garage located at 2nd Avenue and El Camino Real. The third fire ignited at the JoS. A. Bank store at 208 E. 3rd Avenue.

Witnesses told fire personnel that they saw people running from the downtown area, but no suspect descriptions have been released at this time.

Further information was not immediately available.

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