Arson suspected in string of UCSD coffee cart fires

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SAN DIEGO – An investigation was underway Monday into four fires set at coffee carts on the UC San Diego campus.

Students heard multiple smoke alarms going off after the first flames broke out around 11:45 p.m. Sunday on Gilman Drive.  Three more carts were also set on fire across campus.

Police said they were monitoring one of the carts when flames spontaneously broke out. Arson detectives have been called to investigate.

Police have not released information on a potential suspect.

It’s estimated the fires, which were confined to the carts, caused about $30,000 in damage. Nobody was injured.