Cars burned at Raleigh apartment complexes
Posted June 2, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Cars were set ablaze early Monday at two north Raleigh apartment complexes, and authorities were investigating to see if the fires are connected.
Firefighters were called at about 3 a.m. to Beaver Lake Court, off West Millbrook Road between Leesville Road and Glenwood Avenue, where a BMW 700 series car went up in flames. A car parked next to it also burned.
"It was a car. Thank God I wasn’t in there," said the BMW's owner, who asked not to be identified.
Investigators found a gas can on the front seat of the BMW.
A short time later, firefighters were called to the Woods at North Bend apartment complex, at 6317 Shanda Drive, off Spring Forest and Sandy Forks roads, where a Chevrolet Caprice was set ablaze. As with the earlier fire, an SUV parked nearby also burned.
The two complexes are about 5 miles apart.
Arson investigators for the Raleigh Fire Department collected evidence from both fires and were awaiting the results of a lab analysis to determine if the fires are connected.