CONCORD, CALIF. – Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) announced today the arrests of three suspects in the commercial structure fire that extensively damaged an Antioch restaurant last week.
The fire in question took place in the early morning hours of October 17th, with the first call coming in at 12:45 a.m. Following the fire, an investigation of the cause was conducted and determined it to be arson.
Through a thorough investigation, conducted by the District’s Fire Investigations Unit, part of the Fire Prevention Bureau, three suspects were identified and arrested without incident. Two arrests occurred on October 18, the third was on October 19. One of those arrested was an employee of the restaurant. All suspects are age 18 and currently incarcerated in the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Detention Center pending action on the case by the District Attorney.
- Raveena Raman, 18 of Pittsburg
- Miuler Reyes, 18 of Pittsburg
- Octavio Montano Jr, 18 of Pittsburg
The commercial structure fire was reported for the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant located at 2410 Mahogany Way in Antioch at 12:45 am on October 17th. While responding to the scene, smoke was observed coming from the roof. Upon arrival, the Con Fire incident commander immediately requested a second alarm response due to the heavy smoke and flames present. Due to the amount of structural damage, an exterior attack was commenced and carried out through the next few hours until the fire was brought under control.
There were no injuries to responding personnel.
Participating agencies included the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Investigations Unit and the Antioch and Pittsburg Police Departments.