Two fires at Durham car wash less than 24 hours apart ruled arson

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Both fires at a Durham car wash that happened less than 24 hours apart were intentionally set, authorities say.

Durham Deputy Fire Chief Chris Iannuzzi confirmed the cause of the fires as arson.

Tin City Hand Car Wash on the 1000 block of Fayetteville Street caught fire again, with firefighters responding Tuesday morning around 3:30. The fire was under control in about 20 minutes but caused heavy damage to the roof and inside of the structure. There were no injuries.

ABC11 news crews were there to capture huge flames coming from the roof.

Monday morning around 5 a.m., firefighters responded to the same building.

Authorities are searching for the person or people responsible. Anyone with information about either fire should call either Assistant Fire Marshal Ashley Fletcher or Fire Inspector Darius Ricks at (919) 560-4242.
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