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Chico police, fire respond to multiple vehicle arson calls

The Chico Fire Department responded to a series of vehicle arson fires in south Chico early Tuesday morning (Jan. 12), according to a Chico Police Department press release.

A motorcycle was reported burning at about 2:30 a.m. on New Dawn Circle. That fire ignited another vehicle parked nearby. As firefighters fought those blazes, a boat was reported burning on nearby Webster Drive. All three vehicles were destroyed.

Citizens reported seeing three white juveniles in the area. Police found no suspects, but they did find scattered property removed from vehicles, windows broken in a nearby building and a burned mailbox.

Police are asking anyone with information or security camera footage to call 897-4900.