Arsonist Strikes Two More Contra Costa Vehicles Overnight

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Two more vehicles went up in flames overnight in Contra Costa County Friday morning making it the fourth time this week firefighters have responded to vehicle fires.

The incidents, by a suspected arsonist, occurred in Walnut Creek and Lafayette just after 2 a.m. and about 10 minutes apart.

At 2:06 am, the fire in the 1100 block of Juanita Drive in Walnut Creek was reported while at 2:17 am, the fire in the 1170 block of  Crescenta Ct in Lafayette came in. As of 6:45 am, firefighters are still on scene in Lafayette.

photo credit: Craig Cannon – for use only on eastcountytoday,net

On Thursday, two victims were targeted in Brentwood. While earlier in the week targets were in Martinez, Walnut Creek and Lafayette.

On Thursday, Contra Costa County Fire confirmed that they have determined that these fires were likely related while being tied to fires earlier this year.  The exact number of fires, however, is unknown.

In East Contra Costa, within the past month there have been suspicious vehicle fires in both Antioch and Pittsburg and at least a dozen dating back to January county wide.

CONFIRE is asking for the public’s help.

If you live in an area where there has been a recent car fire, and you have any information that may be of use, such as camera footage, noticing strange vehicles or people in the area, or anything that is out of the ordinary, please contact CONFIRE through the Arson Tip Line at 1-866-50-ARSON.

 

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