Update: Man arrested on suspicion of arson in fires at Pacific Beach fire station

  • Source: KGTV ABC 10 San Diego
  • Published: 01/21/2023 11:45 PM

A man suspected of setting two fires at a Pacific Beach fire station was arrested Friday. The San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team was called to investigate two fires set on Jan. 7 and investigators from the team gathered evidence from the scenes and identified Brett Hoffman as a suspect in both arsons, San Diego Police Department Lt. Adam Sharki said. Hoffman was arrested at 1:40 p.m. at Mission Boulevard and Pacific Beach Drive and booked into the San Diego County Jail on multiple counts of arson to property, Sharki said. The first fire was reported at approximately 1:30 a.m. Jan. 7 behind San Diego Fire-Rescue Station 21 in the 4200 block of Mission Boulevard where a watercraft belonging to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Lifeguard Division was set on fire, police said.


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