Arson Suspected in Girsh Park Storage Shed Fire

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Update by the City of Goleta
August 19, 2021

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18, the Dos Pueblos Little League (DPLL) storage shed (approximately 10’ x 15’) caught fire at Girsh Park in Goleta. When firefighters arrived, the structure was completely engulfed in flames, but was put out quickly. The contents of the storage shed were destroyed.

Santa Barbara County Fire investigators have determined the probable cause of the fire is arson, but the investigation is on-going. Graffiti was located in the area that may potentially be related to the fire. Anyone with information is asked to send an email to

Update by an edhat staff
6:00 a.m., August 18, 2021

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a storage shed fire at Girsh Park in Goleta early Wednesday morning.

At 12:45 a.m., crews arrived at the Girsh Park Little League Fields off Phelps Road and discovered a 10x15 foot shed fully engulfed in flames. 

Crews quickly extinguished the fire but the contents inside the shed were destroyed.

The cause is under investigation.

Photos by SBCFD

By Scanner Andrew

County firefighters are on the scene of a shed on fire at Girsh Park in Goleta

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a-1629912659 Aug 25, 2021 10:30 AM
Arson Suspected in Girsh Park Storage Shed Fire

JB86 - It will be interesting to see what the graffiti said. The council members' statements in a related article suggest some threat of violence was made or something.

Rypert Johnson Aug 18, 2021 11:12 AM
Arson Suspected in Girsh Park Storage Shed Fire

No sources of electricity, natural gas or flammable solvents, just sports equipment. If this was arson, whoever did it, there's a special place for you in hell.
I hope there's some kind of surveillance cam footage from nearby residences or businesses available to show what happened and if it was purposely set.

a-1629306204 Aug 18, 2021 10:03 AM
Arson Suspected in Girsh Park Storage Shed Fire

That is a huge bummer! I know there was lots of little league gear in that shed. Doesn't look like any was salvageable! If this was arson, someone is going to have to pay a TON of money!

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