Fire at apartment complex destroys 3 cars

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Escondido carport fire

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. – Investigators were trying to determine Wednesday if a carport fire that destroyed three vehicles was an accident or arson.

The blaze at the Eagles Point Apartments in the 1500 block of Grand Avenue was reported at about 1:10 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found two pickups and a Dodge Charger burning. Sparks from the fire set the carport roof on fire and started a small blaze in a tree.

It took crews about 20 minutes to extinguish the flames, but they prevented the fire from spreading to any of the apartments. The pickups and Charger were destroyed and several other vehicles suffered cosmetic damage.

The cause of the fire had not been determined as of 8 a.m.

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