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Torched car starts El Cajon garage fire

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EL CAJON (CNS) - A predawn arson fire gutted a detached garage and destroyed a vehicle outside an East County home Wednesday.

The non-injury blaze in the 1800 block of Greenfield Drive in El Cajon erupted shortly before 5 a.m., said Leonard Villarreal, a spokesman for San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District. It took crews about 15 minutes to get the flames under control, he said.

Investigators determined that someone had torched a car parked inside the garage, setting the structure ablaze. Sheriff's arson detectives were called to the scene.

The damages were set at roughly $10,000, Villarreal said.

No suspects in the crime had been identified by early afternoon.

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