Suspicious fire destroys three cars

A suspicious fire that burned behind an auto body shop in Mountain View early Monday morning destroyed three cars, a fire department spokeswoman said.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Pedro's Auto Clinic at 1080 Terra Bella Ave. at 3:28 a.m. on Jan. 13, Mountain View fire spokeswoman Jaime Garrett said.

The fire was quickly extinguished, but three sedans in the rear of the business were destroyed, and two other vehicles had minor damage, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but the fire is considered suspicious, Garrett said, telling the Voice that the vehicles that caught on fire had been parked in the same place for quite some time. Parked cars, she noted, "don't typically self-combust."

She said any community members who witness suspicious activity should call authorities. The fire department is working with the Mountain View Police Department on the investigation.

"We always encourage our residents, 'If you see something, say something,'" Garrett said.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Brianna
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

My vehicle had three tires slashed on Linda Vista last year in January. My vehicle was vandalized twice in as many weeks. A total of three tires were slashed.

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