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Fire officials investigating what caused three cars to catch fir – KSBY.com

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UPDATE 11:00 a.m.

Three car fires that sparked Monday morning in Lompoc and spread to an apartment building are now being called “suspicious in nature.” 

Firefighters from Lompoc, Vandenberg and Santa Barbara County fire departments responded to reports of multiple vehicles on fire in the alleyway just before 3:00 a.m.

Crews found three cars engulfed in flames and flames spreading to the laundry room of a nearby apartment complex. 

Residents of the apartment complex were evacuated but no one was injured and damage was contained to the laundry room. 

The Santa Barbara County Arson Task Force is investigating what sparked the car fires. 

If you witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or have information about the fire, you are asked to call the Lompoc Police Department at (805) 736-2341. 


Fire investigators are trying to figure how three cars caught fire early Monday morning.

According to Lompoc Police the cars caught fire shortly before 3:00 a.m. in the 200 block of north N and O Streets in an alleyway there.

Fire crews put out the flames within minutes. However, police say nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution. Residents were let back in as soon as the fires were put out.

Police say there were no injuries and no smoke problems, but a nearby laundry room was damaged.

This is a developing story. Follow KSBY News throughout the day for the latest.
 

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