MIAMI (WSVN) - A surveillance camera captured a person apparently starting a fire that charred multiple cars at a Miami dealership.
The video shows a person walking on the sidewalk dousing the cars near the fence with liquid before a fire sparked moments later. It also showed a person running toward the street and past the business.
Several cars at Magic City Auto Dealership, in the area of Southwest Eighth Street and 31st Court, were burned beyond recognition during the Tuesday morning fire.
“That’s a 2014 Chevy Cruise. That’s a 2018 Honda Civic, and I’m trying to figure out what that one is, I can’t really tell because it’s so destroyed,” employee Felipe Pereira said. “You can’t even tell the make of the car.”
Firefighters arrived quickly to extinguish the blaze after someone in the area called 911.
Police said they continue to investigate the fire, and the owner said he is waiting for confirmation that the fire was caused by arson.
They also said they know the identity of the person responsible for setting the fire because he is not a stranger to the community and has gotten into trouble in the past.
If you have any information on this fire, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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