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Two-alarm fire at U-Haul damages eight vehicles

Original post made on Jul 20, 2011

Arson investigators are searching for the cause of a two-alarm fire last night at the U-Haul at 62 W. El Camino Real, a spokeswoman with the Mountain View Fire Department said.

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Comments (9)

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

While this may have been an accident, with Arson investigators involved, I would look into possible competition for the cuplrits. Or at least a firebug hired by them. It's a thought, anyway.

Posted by Michael, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm

"I would look into possible competition for the cuplrits"

What?? That makes NO SENSE. Why would a competitor risk criminal charges and potentially injuring or killing residents with a propane explosion when such a fire will have NO effect on business once the insurance kicks in? Especially when you consider that these are national chains we are talking about her, not local individual competitors! When was the last time you heard about a national chain hiring thugs to burn down a branch of another national chain?

Posted by saywhat, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm

wut? I'd look into someone who got late fees etc... disgruntled crazy customer.

Posted by Patch, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Patch says that there was a gas siphoning operation going on there and that $30K worth of gas had been stolen.

Posted by John the Man, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I'm guessing that using locking gas caps is too complicated for U-Haul and their customers?

Posted by Mr. T, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Steal gas, burn the evidence.

Glad my propane source is intact.

Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Is this near the Day Worker Center?

Posted by jupiterk, a resident of Gemello
on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm

What no video cameras in the premises? I would be surprised if they don't have cameras installed in many places within the premises.

Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 25, 2011 at 6:52 am

Look @ day worker center for clues!!

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