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By Matthew Gonzalez
Observer Staff Writer 

Brush Fire Over the McClure Tunnel Said to have been caused by an Arsonist

One Suspect in Custody


February 27, 2023


Fire as seen and photographed by a passerby

2.23.23: A fire above the McClure Tunnel Thursday was said to have been set by an arsonist. One suspect of interest is in Santa Monica Police custody.

The fire which occurred at 7 am, affected the brush alongside the tunnel and was said to have briefly closed the connector between the !0 Interstate and PCH.

"On my way to work today, and there was a raging fire over the McClure Tunnel. The overpass. Because of the hanging overgrowth burning embers were falling. I would have filmed but i had to time driving under @ approx 7:15". Donna Marie posted on Next Door.


Smoke from the fire as seen by a passerby


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