6 cars set on fire in Longmont

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- Police are trying to figure out who set seven fires in Longmont early Monday morning.

Six fires were reported early Monday morning with a seventh called in later in the day, the Longmont Police Department said.

The first fire reported was in a dumpster, while the other six damaged vehicles.

The first fire was reported at 1:50 a.m. in the 400 block of Main Street when a dumpster with cardboard inside was set on fire, police said.

Witnesses told police of a male dressed in black clothing with a "patch" was seen running from the area at the time of the fire. No other information about the "patch" was available.

At 2:35 a.m., a vehicle was set on fire in the 400 block of Sixth Avenue. A fence and eaves on a house were also damaged, police said.

At 3:18 a.m., three vehicles were reported on fire in the 100 block of Longs Peak Avenue.

A witness said a short black male wearing a black sweatshirt with a white patch was seen running from the area.

Another report came in at 3:30 a.m. of a vehicle burning in the 700 block of Baker Street.

Police later found another vehicle that had been set on fire at Kimbark Street and Sixth Avenue.

A fire investigator with a specially trained arson K-9 was brought in to search for evidence, police said. There are no known ties between any victims, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 303-651-8516 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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