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Sylmar tire shop fire likely sparked by suspected gas thieves

The delivery truck of Dapper Tire Company in Sylmar appears badly burned after a fire on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

May 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Suspects reportedly trying to steal gasoline at a tire store in Sylmar ended up accidently sparking a fire on Saturday.

The incident happened at Dapper Tire Company on the 13000 block of San Fernando Road. Firefighters arrived to find a delivery truck engulfed in flames.

A search of the business turned up fuel cans, siphon pumps and fuel hoses.

Authorities believe the suspects were using the equipment to steal gasoline when they accidentally sparked a fire.

No arrests were made at the time of this report.