A sprinkler system in a California mall was turned off for more than an hour during a fire that devastated a California mall, a new report states.
The huge blaze occurred at the Westfield Galleria in Roseville, California, on October 21.
Roseville police and fire officials released a report Friday about the incident, which began when a man walked into a video game store and announced he had a weapon and was carrying a backpack that smelled of kerosene. The man was later identified as 23-year-old Alexander Piggee.
Roseville police and fire departments rushed to the scene, but both stalled in entering the mall because of the possibility that the suspect may have had a bomb, the report said.
The report also said a maintenance worker at the mall shut off the sprinkler system in the section of the mall where the fire started for 71 minutes.FULL STORY