Vallejo Standoff Leads To House Fire

VALLEJO (CBS13) – A standoff in a Vallejo neighborhood quickly escalated into a house fire that raged out of control Friday evening.

Few details have been confirmed by authorities, but KCBS Radio in San Francisco reported that three robbery suspects may have been holed up in the small home on Castlewood Drive before SWAT team members surrounded the building.

Unconfirmed reports from neighbors and media outlets indicate that shots may have been fired from inside the home, and the Vallejo Times Herald reported that a tear gas grenade was fired into the home Friday afternoon.

Shortly after 5:30 p.m., a KPIX-TV helicopter observed smoke billowing from the home, and as SWAT team members slowly approached the building while using an armored vehicle as cover, the flames quickly engulfed the structure.

Firefighters brought the fire under control with SWAT members close by. It isn’t clear whether any suspects were still inside the home when the fire broke out. No subjects were observed leaving the structure.

>> Raw: Fire Engulfs Vallejo Home


  • Whitey

    Ah Vallejo… our own little Stockton by the bay.

  • gna

    Yes another uncivilized human zoo

  • Gary Lake

    What a coincident , the police surround a house looking for alleged armed robbers,claim they heard shots fired from inside the house,the house burst into flames for no apparent reason only to later find out that there was never anyone inside……….and they expect us to believe that they didn’t know how the fire started.

  • Sara Brown

    All 3 dogs were killed and just thrown in the garbage for the owner to find. Shame on you Vallejonpolice department.

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