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5 vehicles set afire in Columbus historic district

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus officials are investigating the burning of five vehicles in the city's historic district.

Historic district resident Cathy Fussell said she was awakened by a loud explosion about 3:20 a.m. Saturday. It was a tire exploding on her van, which was burning from the rear. She said all five vehicles that were set on fire were parked on the street, but vehicles parked in driveways were skipped.

Columbus Fire Marshall Ricky Shores told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that the incident appears similar to fires that occurred in 2006 and 2008.

Fussell said she did not have a vehicle involved in those fires, and she knows of no neighborhood controversy that could have prompted the fires.

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