MORAGA, Calif. (KGO) -- Moraga police confirmed on Friday that part of their investigation into the cause of the Merrill Fire includes arson.
A witness claims to have seen a man videotaping the blaze right after it started at 1 a.m. on Thursday, and then saw him again in the Sanders Ranch neighborhood that was evacuated.
As for small business owners, they called the outage a big hardship -- a trauma.
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Moraga residents were able to return to their homes following an evacuation due to the Merrill Fire burning in the hills near St. Mary's College.
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Small businesses reopen after Moraga fire; investigation includes arson, police say