San Mateo police announced that the fire is the result of foul play.
"Although there is significant investigation remaining for further conclusions, at this point it is clear that the origin of the fire is suspicious in nature, and San Mateo police will be assuming the lead on the investigation," the department said in a statement.
A newspaper delivery person reported the fire at
Fire officials said the victim, identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office as 70-year-old
First responders reported seeing heavy fire and smoke coming from the home's attic and roof, according to the
Fire crews remained on scene into the afternoon Friday and reported extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the home.
The burned home was the site of a
Multiple calls made to a listed phone number for
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