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South San Francisco Cars Torched By Unidentified Arsonist

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – South San Francisco police are seeking a man who set fire to at least three parked cars early Sunday morning.

The first suspected arson was reported at 2:38 a.m. Sunday near Eucalyptus and Grand avenues, where two cars were set ablaze, according to police.

“I heard noises I heard people messing around and I am a super light sleeper,” said neighbor Joseph Duran, who called 911 when he heard the activity.

Joseph grabbed the garden hose and a fire extinguisher and tried to save a small truck he found burning outside his home.

“The way those cars blew up could’ve started our house on fire with the kids inside so I had a lot to think about,” said Duran.

Firefighters responded and were able to put down the fires.

A dark blue or black vehicle similar to a Ford Crown Victoria or a Buick LeSabre was seen in the area shortly after the fires started, police said.

Then at 3:54 a.m., another car was set on fire in the first block of Oak Avenue, according to police.

The suspect is described as a man in his 20s with dark shoulder-length hair who was wearing a light-colored baseball hat and a light-colored long-sleeved shirt, police said.

Anyone with information about the arson is asked to call Officer Selig at (650) 877-8900 or an anonymous tip line at (650) 952-2244.

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