Multiple Fires Set in Pacific Beach: SDPD

San Diego police say three fires are connected although they haven’t yet released a suspect description

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    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on an arson series that involved several vehicle fires all within a quarter mile of Pacific Beach. (Published Thursday, March 6, 2014)

    An arson investigation was under way Thursday after San Diego police said multiple fires were started in Pacific Beach.

    A woman called 911 when she spotted a boat on fire in the driveway of a home on Thomas Avenue near Haines Street around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The residents were not home at the time of the fire, officials said.

    Minutes later, someone set fire to papers left inside a parked Jeep in the 4200-block of Gresham. Officers said a door or a window may have been left open since there didn’t appear to be an attempted break-in to the vehicle.

    Two blocks away and 20 minutes after the boat fire was reported, officers say a windshield wiper on a parked Toyota 4-Runner was set on fire. Neighbors called 911 to report the fire.

    San Diego police say the fires are all connected although they haven’t yet released a suspect description.

    All incidents produced minimal damage.