7 Cars destroyed, 10 damaged after suspected arson in South County
By Afton Spriggs
(KMOV) -- St. Louis County bomb and arson officials are investigating a suspect case of arson involving several cars.
It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday at the New England condominium complex located at 6840 Cottage Grove Lane in south St. Louis County. The cars burned were parked under a carport at the complex.
Firefighters say the fire spread so quickly they evacuated the closest building for safety, but let the fire burn out on its own.
Seven cars were completely destroyed and ten were damaged after flames broke out on one car’s roof. Neighbors say that car, a Mitsubishi Eclipse, had been a target of vandalism before. They believe the car was intentionally torched.
The residents of the complex were already set to attend a community meeting on vandalism Thursday night. The meeting will be held at the Cliff Cave branch of the St. Louis County Library at 7 p.m.