A deadly San Marcos apartment fire that killed five people in July was intentionally set, officials say. On Friday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the San Marcos Fire Department announced that there is now a criminal investigation and there will be a $10,000 reward for information “leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person(s) responsible.”
The fire has been classified as “incendiary,” which means someone set it.
The fire spread to multiple buildings in the Iconic Village apartment complex on July 20. All of the people who died were in the same building. At least seven people were hurt, some when they jumped from their apartments.
At the end of July, investigators said they determined where the fire started, but did not elaborate. They interviewed more than 100 people in the course of their investigation.