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Arson suspected in vehicle fires at King City business

KING CITY — King City authorities have launched an arson investigation after multiple vehicles were intentionally set on fire early New Year’s Eve at a business in the 300 block of South First Street.

At about 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 31, King City police officers and firefighters found three vehicles fully engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the fire, the extent of the damages was determined to be about $60,000 worth, which included the total loss of three vehicles plus smoke damage to two other vehicles and the building.

“The ensuing parallel investigation between the police and fire departments determined the fire was intentionally set,” police said in a news release.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to call the King City Police Department at 831-386-5980 or the anonymous WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

“The investigation is continuing, and no other information is being released at this time,” police said.

Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for the Salinas Valley newspapers King City Rustler, Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers education, government and general news for the cities of King City and Greenfield and occasionally for the surrounding communities in south Monterey County.

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