SANTA ANA Investigators are investigating a pair of suspicious vehicle fires in Santa Ana, according to police.
On Thursday around 10:25 p.m., a man reported that his 2017 Lexus parked in the 1800 block of West Pendleton Avenue had caught fire, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Jose Mendoza.
Police obtained surveillance video showing a vehicle passing by and someone inside throwing an object in the direction of the Lexus just before the fire started, he said, adding Orange County Fire Authority arson investigators have deemed the blaze suspicious. A damage estimate was not available.
Then around 2:10 a.m. Friday, police were notified by a man that his neighbor’s 1998 Toyota 4Runner was on fire in the 5000 block of West 7th Street. The man used an extinguisher to put out the blaze before OCFA firefighters arrived, Mendoza said. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and investigator are seeking surveillance video.
There have been no arrests, and no one was injured in either fire. Authorities have not determined if the incidents are related. Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call Santa Ana police at 714-245-8665.
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