15 Vehicles Set on Fire at Otay Mesa Storage Lot - NBC 7 San Diego

15 Vehicles Set on Fire at Otay Mesa Storage Lot

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    15 Vehicles Set on Fire at Otay Mesa Storage Lot

    More than a dozen cars were destroyed after a fire ripped through a storage yard in Otay Mesa Monday night and fire investigators are trying to determine what – or who – started it all.

    The blazes started 8:20 p.m. at Hurio Towing and Storage in the 2200 block of Harvest Road and Otay Center Drive in San Diego’s South Bay area. Firefighters cut through a fence to gain access into the storage yard and quickly fought the flames, preventing the fire from spreading any further.

    Within about an hour, crews were mopping up hot spots and starting clean-up efforts.

    No one was injured, officials said. At least 15 parked cars – including vans, sedans and trucks – were severely damaged by the flames and officials estimated at least $35,000 in total damages.

    Suspicious Fire Rips Through Car Lot

    [DGO] Suspicious Fire Rips Through Car Lot
    A suspicious fire ripped through a car storage and towing lot in Otay Mesa destroying at least 15 vehicles. NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports on March 31, 2015.
    (Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015)

    Fire officials stayed on scene for many hours trying to determine how the suspicious fire began. The investigation is ongoing.