Arson suspected in Mission car fires


Four vehicle fires in San Francisco’s Mission District and Dolores Heights neighborhood that occurred within a two-hour span early Wednesday¬†morning are being investigated as arson, police said.

A car fire was reported in the area of Cumberland and Church streets around 4:10 a.m., San Francisco police Sgt. Monica MacDonald said. About 35 minutes later, a truck fire was reported at 17th and Church streets, four blocks north of the first blaze, MacDonald said.

In the Dolores Heights neighborhood, another car fire was reported at Liberty and Rayburn streets around 5:10 a.m., less than half a mile away from the second blaze, she said.

About an hour later, officers responded to a reported passenger car fire in the unit block of Rayburn Street near Liberty Street, according to MacDonald. Officers had been called to the scenes of each fire by request of The City’s¬†fire department, she said.

All the fires are under investigation as suspected arsons.

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