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UPDATE: Two suspicious car fires in Ithaca ruled as arson

UPDATE: Two suspicious car fires in Ithaca ruled as arson

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UPDATE, 8:30 p.m., Sunday Aug. 10:

Ithaca Fire Department officials say the two suspicious vehicle fires that occurred Saturday night in the city have been ruled as arson investigations.

No word yet on a suspect in either case.

EARLIER VERSION OF THIS STORY:

Ithaca Police say two car fires in the city Saturday night are being considered suspicious.

Police say around 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a car fire in the parking lot next to GIAC’s Alex Haley Swimming Pool in the 400 block of North Albany Street.

Police say a sedan was completely on fire, and was completely destroyed.

Less than 30 minutes later, police and fire crews got a call about a truck fire on the 400 block of North Geneva Street. Police say the inside of the pick-up truck was on fire when they arrived.

Both incidents are now being investigated by officials with the Ithaca Fire and Ithaca Police departments, as well as the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

 

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