Riverside police investigating car fire as possible arson

Police are investigating whether a car fire early Monday is a case of arson on Vandergrift Drive.

Residents who live near the incident are saying they heard an explosion and saw a raging fire about 4 a.m. Some of the witnesses said a stonger, louder sound believed to be the explosion of a gas tank or tires, woke them.

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Police are interviewing the owners of the vehicle and anyone else they believe has information about the incident.

We will update this story as we get information.

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