Mira Mesa

Arson Spree Continues in Mira Mesa With More Cars Torched Overnight

Prior to Monday morning's attack, 27 vehicles were victims of a string of arsons in the San Diego community

Bill Feather

More vehicles were torched overnight in Mira Mesa in what authorities believe is the latest addition to a string of arsons that have targeted the community in recent weeks.

Eight more vehicles were set ablaze in two separate fires just about an hour apart from one another early Monday, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

The first blaze, in which 4 vehicles were either damaged or destroyed, was reported on the 10200 block of Black Mountain Road at 1:47 a.m.

Four other vehicles were damaged or destroyed in a second fire, which was reported at 2:44 a.m. on the 10000 block of Maya Linda Road.

Video from the scene showed several parked vehicles in a carport burning as firefighters fended off the blaze.

They’re the latest acts of arson reported in the area that has residents on alert. Since the morning of Dec. 21, there have been eight locations involving vehicle fires in Mira Mesa, with condominiums mostly being targeted.

Bill Feather
The aftermath of an arson in Mira Mesa on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

Including Monday’s incident, 35 cars have been set on fire since late December.

The map below shows the area and the proximity between the eight incidents:

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to contact the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) at (619) 236-6815. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (858) 580-8477.

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