Fire Destroys Cars at Escondido Apartment Complex - NBC 7 San Diego

Fire Destroys Cars at Escondido Apartment Complex



    Carport Fire Deemed Suspicious

    A fire that destroyed three parked cars in a carport in Escondido is being investigated as suspicious in nature. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez speaks with the owner of one of the cars, who says he was about to take his daughter to school when he saw his vehicle damaged by the blaze. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015)

    The fire that destroyed three cars at an Escondido apartment complex Wednesday was deemed suspicious by fire investigators. 

    The fire started around 1 a.m. inside a car port at the Eagle Point Apartments on E Grand Avenue

    Pedro De La Cruz lives across the complex and had no idea his vehicle had caught fire.

    “I don’t have words,” he told NBC 7.

    Fire Destroys 3 Cars at Escondido Apt Complex

    [DGO] Fire Destroys 3 Cars at Escondido Apt Complex
    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports from E Grand Avenue in Escondido on Wednesday after fire damaged three vehicles.
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015)

    Flames spread to two other vehicles and embers caught a nearby tree on fire.

    Apartments were temporarily at risk but firefighters were able to contain the fire without any damage to the units.

    Mike McConn was just waking up to get his daughter going for school when he noticed something going on.

    “I heard some pops and then I woke up and I could see the glow,” said McConn. “I saw the vehicles going on fire really good and then I saw the tree go up.”

    Escondido firefighters extinguished the fire by 4:30 when the fire inside De La Cruz’ truck reignited and crews had to be called out again.

    Fire investigators have said the fire was suspicious but they have not determined what started the fire.

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