Oxnard fire officials say they are sifting evidence found on the sites of two schools and a truck that were bombed with Molotov cocktails Sunday night in South Oxnard.
The bombings most seriously damaged E. O. Green School, where two gutted administration offices suffered about $250,000 in damage, said Don Cody, spokesman for the Hueneme Elementary School District.
The string of firebombings began at Hueneme High School, 500 Bard St., where a Molotov cocktail--a bottle of flammable liquid plugged with a burning rag or wick--was thrown through the window of an administrative office and caused $1,500 in damage, mostly from smoke, Capt. Pat Logue of the Oxnard Fire Department said. While firefighters were still working on the blaze at Hueneme High School, a truck was firebombed six blocks to the south.
The fire crews had barely returned to the station when they were called to E. O. Green School at 10:40 p.m.