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String of arsons continues in City Heights

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Arson investigators believe a fence that was set on fire in City Heights is part of a string of suspicious fires in that area.

Crews were called to Wightman Street Sunday around 3:30 a.m. The flames spread from a fence to a trailer, which was heavily damaged as a result. The fire caused about $16,000 in damage.

Since March 4, there have been a number of fires set on the east side of City Heights. The week of March 9, four fires were set between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. A trash can was lit on fire at Wightman Street and Shiloh Road, as well as a window screen. Blocks away, a garage was damaged after rubbish caught fire on the side of a house on Knoxie Street. Residents were evacuated after a suspect lit debris on fire in the back of a pickup truck in the 5000 block of Wightman Street.

Tuesday, March 17 an arsonist torched a pickup truck in the 4100 block of Euclid Avenue around 10:30 p.m. After firefighters arrived on the scene, they found scorch marks on the truck and a pentagram spray-painted on the hood.

Arson investigators continue to determine if these fires are related.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call the San Diego Crime Stoppers.


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