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Ocean Beach fires may have been deliberately set investigators say

Arson may be the cause of two early morning fires in Ocean Beach.
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NBC San Diego

Ocean Beach firefighters were busy extinguishing two fires early Monday morning along Santa Cruz and Muir Avenues.

The first fire started on Santa Cruz Avenue and a fence had to be knocked down in order to extinguish it.

The second happened less than a mile away in a Muir Avenue alley at about 2:30 am according to NBC 7.

In that location a tree and shed were aflame, embers flying through the air caused minor damage to a door frame at a nearby home.

The team had to use a chainsaw to get into the shed to douse the flames.

Investigators think the two fires are connected, but there is no word yet on how.