ORANGE (CBSLA.com) — Several cars were destroyed Thursday morning in a suspicious Orange County carport fire.
The fire was reported at 4:17 a.m. at the Villa Pointe Apartments, 500 S. La Veta Park Circle, in Orange, officials said.READ MORE: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down the fire, which forced the evacuation of the complex’s residents.
“I saw big flames. One of the cars exploded,” resident Jeff Ruen said.READ MORE: Joshua Wells, 29, Arrested In Connection To Double Murder Of Long Beach Couple Over Alleged Parking Dispute
Fire officials said four vehicles were destroyed and 10 were damaged.
The fire also damaged four rear apartments as the heat broke windows and melted blinds.
The fire, which began in a storage unit, was being investigated by an arson team.MORE NEWS: Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 1 Of 13 Service Members Killed In Kabul Suicide Bomb Attack, Memorialized At Riverside Church
No injuries were reported.