Man arrested in connection with fire at Newport Beach storage facility

A van parked at a Newport Beach storage facility is caught in an explosive blaze on Nov. 11, 2016.

Police on Monday busted an Anaheim man on suspicion of arson following a large fire that badly damaged a Newport Beach storage facility.

Investigators won't say if Albert Eugene Faulk started the fire on purpose or accidentally, but the 47-year-old has been charged with unlawfully causing a fire to an inhabited structure.

The blaze charred 40 outside storage areas when the location, in the 800 block of Production Place, caught fire on Nov. 11.


Three people, including a firefighter, were hurt by the flames, but their current conditions were unknown.

Faulk was arrested by Newport Beach police in Santa Ana and booked at the Orange County Jail.
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