4 coffee carts set on fire on UC San Diego campus

Posted at 6:08 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 14:00:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Campus police are looking into the possibility of arson after four coffee carts located in different parts of the UC San Diego campus were set on fire late Sunday night.

At about 11:45 p.m., police and fire crews responded to fire alarms going off at the school in La Jolla after two carts were set on fire -- one located under a stairwell near the Geisel Library, the other located under a social sciences building on the Eleanor Roosevelt College side of the campus.

As authorities investigated the two fires, a third coffee cart burst into flames on the Revelle College side of the school.

A campus worker told 10News reporter Mary McKenzie just before 6:30 a.m. that a fourth cart was also set on fire, but the location was not specified.

Authorities are looking into the possibility that a timed device was used to set the fires.

No injuries were reported.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said each of the fires caused about $5,000 to the cart and another $2,000 to the contents.