Preschool torched by arsonist burns again

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Preschool FireSAN DIEGO — An early-morning fire caused an estimated $450,000 worth of damage to a Hillcrest church preschool Tuesday, six months after an arson fire scorched the facility.

Flames began spreading through a classroom at First Unitarian Cooperative Preschool in the 4100 block of Front Street shortly before 12:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Preschool Fire

Fire at First Unitarian Cooperative Preschool

It took crews about 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

The monetary losses were set at $300,000 to the structure and $150,000 to contents. The cause remained under investigation this afternoon.

On Jan. 6, a predawn arson fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the school. No suspects have been identified or arrests made in connection with the crime, Luque said.