Chemical chef causes Treasure Island blaze

A two-alarm fire on Treasure Island on Sunday started when a 29-year-old man reportedly “gathered a bunch of cleaning chemicals such as Clorox and began cooking them to see what would happen,” police said Monday.

Chad Ingram, 29, of San Francisco, was booked into jail for unlawfully causing a fire in connection with the 4 a.m. blaze in the 1400 block of Sturgeon Street, near Avenue B, Officer Gordon Shyy said Monday.

Ingram told the police officers who had responded to the scene that it was all an accident.

“He was mixing chemicals to see if it burned and obviously they did,” Shyy said.

Drug production was not suspected, the police spokesman said, adding if there was any evidence of that it was probably destroyed in the fire.


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