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Fire destroys six cars in SFO lot

 | Published on 7/23/2010

Six cars parked in San Francisco International Airport’s long-term parking lot were destroyed by a fire early Thursday morning.  

The fire was reported at about 12:30 a.m. The six cars destroyed were parked across from each other in a cluster, airport spokesman Mike McCarron said. 

A seventh car parked nearby was damaged by the heat. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but McCarron said arson is a possibility. 

“Cars that have been parked for several days don’t usually just spontaneously combust,” he said. 

No injuries were reported. Airport officials this morning were trying to get in touch with the cars’ owners to inform them of the damage.

Surveillance cameras for the lot are trained on the entrance and exit points, but McCarron said there are no cameras in the area where the fires burned.

He said the parking lot is still fully operational.

The blaze is being investigated by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.