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Anaheim Man Says His Van Was Targeted in Fire That Destroyed 8 Vehicles

A man living at an Anaheim apartment complex where eight vehicles were destroyed and several others were damaged says it was his van that was being targeted by whoever started the fire.

Firefighters were called to the 1200 block of South Brookhurst Street just after 4 a.m., an operator with the Anaheim Fire Department said.

The blaze was doused about 40 minutes later, but not before eight vehicles were destroyed and ten others were damaged from the extreme heat.

Firefighters kept the flames from reaching the apartment building, however, video showed that the blinds in some units near the fire had melted.

One resident said he believes the fire was started intentionally, and it was his van that was targeted.

Ronaldo Medina says his van has been damaged by vandals on three other occasions in a little more than a year.

He says he has no idea why he's being targeted but is hoping surveillance video from the apartment complex will be reviewed and provide some answers.

Another witness said the flames engulfed the vehicles very quickly. “I think it was a molotov cocktail personally,” Vishal Kotru said.

Investigators have not said what caused the fire, or if they were treating it as suspicious.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

KTLA's Sarah Fenton contributed to this report.

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