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July 12, 2017

Bay Area developers boost security after recent fires on project jobsites

  • Developer Athan Magganas said he believes the fires are motivated by political opposition to development in the region.
    Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Bay Area developers are on edge and boosting security at building sites in the region after four recent fires destroyed under-construction apartments in a region often divided by affordable housing politics.

    Federal authorities say the first three fires were arson and that they are investigating the fourth, which destroyed a 196-unit apartment project in Oakland on Friday.

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