Fireworks Start Fire at Residence- Arson

Case# 20-003602


On 07/05/20 at 10:52pm, Chico Police received multiple 911 calls about a female recklessly lighting off fireworks near the intersection of W.2nd St.and Walnut St. The fireworks were being ignited near shrubbery and trees. Chico Police Officers responded to the scene and learned that a bush in front of an occupied residence caught fire. Officers arrived on scene and witnesses pointed out the responsible female. She was detained without incident. Thanks to the quick response of the Chico Fire Department the blaze was extinguished before the residence was affected by the fire. The female lighting these fireworks was identified as Chico resident, Tiffany Bollinger, (42 y/o). Bollinger was arrested for unlawfully causing a fire per 452(b) PC.

Location: 200 block of Walnut St.
Date/Time: 07/05/20 @ 10:52pm
Supervisor: Sgt. Paul Ratto
Watch Commander: Commander Michael Williams

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