June Fire In Northern Calif. Intentionally Set

CHICO, Calif. —  Arson investigators say a wildfire that destroyed more than 80 homes in and around the California town of Paradise last month was intentionally set.

A spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says investigators have ruled out other causes.

The fire burned more 23,500 acres and was set just after noon on June 11th. It was reported 10 minutes later by a 911 caller.

Authorities say they want to talk to occupants of two vehicles seen in the area.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.