Deputies Searching for Arson Suspect Who Torched a Vista Deli

  • Source: KNSD-TV NBC San Diego
  • Published: 11/07/2019 06:43 PM

The search is on for the person who torched a popular liquor store and deli Thursday morning in the North County. It happened just before 4:20 a.m. at Barno’s Liquor and Deli on South Santa Fe Avenue and Azalea Drive in Vista. Incredible video shows several fires, both inside and outside the shop. A pile of debris can be seen on fire outside the store while an orange inferno burns on the inside. A fire investigator at the scene says crews knew early on that something was off. There were several points of origin inside and outside the store suggesting someone wanted the business to burn. "We do have a degree of suspicion,” Vista Fire Department investigator Mike McFadden. “Because of the indicators we found, we've been speaking with sheriff's deputies and they have elected to request [the] Sheriff Bomb Arson [Unit] come out and take it from here."


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