Crime

Boise investigators probe a fourth arson case, this time near Vista

Boise police and firefighters responded to a structure fire Thursday night near South Vista Avenue and West Williamsport Lane that appears similar to three intentionally set fires at a Cherry Lane apartment complex in the past few weeks, police said in a news release.

Thursday night's fire was not in the same neighborhood as the previous fires, but there are similarities in how the fires started and what was burned. All of the fires caused extensive damage to the exterior and interior of garages, police said.

Like the Cherry Lane fires, Thursday's fire is being investigated as an arson and came dangerously close to a residence, police said. Detectives ask anyone who may have had a personal or commercial camera set up in the area to contact them.

Anyone with information about these crimes is aksed to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS (2677) or online at www.343COPS.com.

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