Two cars totaled in arson
Originally published September 24, 2010 at 6:52 a.m., updated September 24, 2010 at 11:57 a.m.
An overnight fire that destroyed two cars was an apparent arson, according to the Vancouver Fire Department.
Two cars, a 1998 four-door Mercedes and a 2005 Ford van, were totaled, said Jim Flaherty, a fire spokesman. The damage to the vehicles was estimated at $14,000.
The fire was reported at 1:52 a.m. at a business complex in the 3300 block of N.E. 112th Avenue. Flaherty said firefighters quickly gained control of what he described as a “stubborn fire.”
“They had to cut the hood of the Mercedes to get to the fire in the engine,” he said.
The Vancouver Fire Arson team is investigating, Flaherty said.
Click here for a video of firefighters stifling the fire that was shot by an onlooker who posted a link in this story's comments section. The witness reported seeing four white males flee in a champagne-colored Toyota Avalon.