During a committee hearing on Wednesday, he reiterated the article's themes -- that even reasonable people now believe that arson has played a part in recent fires.
"People in the Mission really feel under siege," Campos said during the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing. "The question that keeps coming up, to be honest, is the issue of arson."
Campos acknowledged he has no proof any of the blazes were deliberately set. But, he continued to float the idea that property owners might be burning their own buildings to kick out low-income tenants.
"Even people who are not paranoid, people who are not believers in conspiracy theories, have a problem believing that these fires are just coincidental," Campos said.
He added that he feels that fire officials haven't offered much information to verify their findings.
"We're not just going to trust the Fire Department," he said.
In response, Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White was emphatic that her agency has found no evidence of arson in the Mission.
"It would be irresponsible and inflammatory of us ... if we do not have scientific evidence ... to say that it's an incendiary fire," Hayes-White said. "No one's hiding anything."
Hayes-White also touched on a theme that other department officials have stressed: that the city's housing crisis has crammed more people into smaller residential spaces and that the Mission's older housing stock was not built to handle the domestic electrical demands of the 21st century.
Because of that, the department says, it plans to focus inspections in the Mission and Chinatown neighborhoods in the future.
The meeting also included disputes between the supervisors and Hayes-White, Fire Marshal Dan De Cossio and Arson Capt. Attica Bowden over whether the department's statistics showed an increase in fire activity in the Mission. The dispute also involved the department's rules for releasing the results of fire investigations and how fast inspectors respond to complaints about code violations.
Bowden was unable to explain why the department doesn't release all reports on fire investigations to the public and De Cossio said he would get back to the committee on data showing its rate for fixing serious violations.
The Fire Department's investigations of two fatal apartment fires in the Mission last year found one building lacked smoke detectors and another had blocked fire exits.