July 28, 2019


SUBJECT:    Timely Warning Arson

On 07/28/2019 at 12:03 PM, the UC San Diego Police Department received a report of a fire at Argo Hall. The reporting party stated that there was a fire inside lounge room on the fourth floor. UCSD Police and San Diego Fire Department responded. When police arrived, the fire had been extinguished by a UCSD maintenance employee using a fire extinguisher and by the building fire sprinkler system. No injuries were reported.

At about 5:30 PM, we were notified by fire investigators that the fire was an act of arson. There is no suspect information at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

If you have information that could be helpful in this investigation, please contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4357 or send an email to

The remainder of this email provides general information about preventing and reporting an arson and is not necessarily related to this incident.

Report suspicious activity (including the use of open flame) on and around the open lands, hillsides, canyons and trails anywhere on campus or in the SIO area to the UC San Diego Police Department immediately by calling 9-1-1.
Contact the UC San Diego Police Department if you become aware of someone talking about or planning an arson.
For Fire Safety Resources, visit
Know your confidential campus support resources:
     o UC San Diego students visit Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): and (858) 534-3755.
     o UC San Diego faculty and staff visit Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): and (858) 534-5523.
      o As an employee of UC San Diego Health, effective January 2018, you may choose to see a provider for your Employee Assistance and Behavioral Health Benefits, depending on your medical coverage. Please call the provider which is aligned with your medical provider at one of the toll-free telephone numbers below:
         o If you have medical coverage with Core, UC Care, or UC Health Savings Plan (HSP), please call 1-844-437-0486.
         o If you have medical coverage with Health Net, Kaiser, or Western Health Advantage, please call 1-866-808-6205.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.