SAN ANTONIO - A string of fires early Wednesday morning has arson investigators looking for two suspects.
Four fires happened in a span of just two hours, keeping fire crews busy. It started just after 3 a.m. on Callaghan and Hemphell. The last fire took place at about 5 a.m. on Culebra.
In all, two vehicles were torched and two garbage dumpsters were set on fire. Investigators are hoping someone can help track down the suspected firebugs.
Police searched for the suspects on foot and by air. Meanwhile, the victims are still waiting for someone to be held accountable.
"Someone put it on fire," said Art Ramos about his brother's car parked in the 5300 block of Costa Mesa. "We're waiting for the salvage yard to pick it up. There's nothing we can do with it."
Ramos' car was set ablaze at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
"Yeah, I was afraid it was the cars over there," Ramos said pointing to the vehicles parked near the garage of his home. "It could have caught the house on fire, too. It was over there nobody was around."
His next-door neighbor saw the fire and tried putting it out using a water hose, but the flames were too much.
Ramos speculated about what may have been the arsonists' motivation.
"They were probably bored and had nothing better to do," he said.
Arson investigators said a pair of vandals are behind the string of fires in the west side of town.
"As the night progressed from about 3:30 on to about 5 o'clock they just started popping up," said arson investigator, Capt. Chris Casals.
Ramos' car was the first to be hit. The second ignited in the 5100 block of Pettus. The owner of that car had it towed early Wednesday morning.
"Burning a vehicle is arson," said Capt. Casals.
Arson investigators are hoping to put the two suspects behind bars. Something Ramos is counting on.
"I hope we catch them and get some time for this," said Ramos. "It's wrong."
The suspects could face up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers.