OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A car fire that blazed inside a carport in Oakland early Thursday morning has been deemed suspicious, a fire battalion chief said.

The fire in the 3900 block of Quigley Street did not extend to the attached building, but the property was briefly evacuated due to intense smoke in the area, Battalion Chief Lisa Baker said.

Firefighters responded to the flames engulfing the Dodge Neon at 1:50 a.m. and had the fire under control within 20 minutes, Baker said.

Baker said the cause of the fire was under investigation, but it had been deemed suspicious in nature.

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