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SF fire officials confirm Spire fire was human-caused

Jul 25, 2020 - The San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco fire officials announced Friday that the June 23 burning of the San Francisco "Spire" sculpture was human-caused, but they could not confirm if it was arson or accidental.

An early morning 911 call first alerted authorities to the fire, reporting that the 100-foot sculpture near Inspiration Point in the Presidio Trust national park was ablaze. Over several hours, it spread to surrounding trees before it was contained to one acre, and badly damaged the famous installation crea...