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.

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

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