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Arsonist Started House Fire & Stole Victim’s Car in Mountain View

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A two-alarm fire that damaged a single-family home in Mountain View early Sunday morning was deliberately set by a suspect who also stole a car from the residence, police said today. A suspect started the fire from inside the home while the residents were not there, then drove away in the property owner’s light blue 2003 Audi A4, police Sgt. Saul Jaeger said.

The Mountain View fire and police departments responded to a report of the house fire at 2:18 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Fordham Way, police said. The fire was extinguished about an hour later and did not spread to other homes. No one was injured, according to police.

The fire and police departments conducted a joint investigation and determined that the cause of the blaze was arson, Jaeger said. The Santa Clara County Fire Investigation Task Force and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting Mountain View police with the investigation, Jaeger said. Police are searching for the suspect and the 2003 Audi A4, which has California license plate No. 5HJM491, he said.

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