Cars torched in the Mission following rash of vehicle arson fires

Someone set four vehicles ablaze in the Mission early Wednesday morning, adding to a recent spate of suspicious car fires around the city.

Since early September, there have been reports of more than two dozen arson fires involving cars in different parts of San Francisco, according to the police and the city’s DataSF site. The earliest fire in the Mission on Wednesday occurred at 4:12 a.m. near Cumberland and Church streets. Police responded to other fires at 4:44 a.m. at 17th and Church, 5:09 a.m. at Liberty and Rayburn streets, and 6:09 a.m. on the unit block of Rayburn Street.

Asked specifically whether Wednesday’s fires may be related to recent ones in the Bayview, Sgt. Monica MacDonald said it was too soon in the investigation to tell.

“Arson investigators will determine that,” she wrote in an email.

Either way, there has been A LOT of car arson fires as of late. Check out this map and see for yourself.

[source: San Francisco Police Department and DataSF]

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