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.
Video of Costa Mesa fire with something exploding pic.twitter.com/7R1b7W73wg— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) November 11, 2016
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.