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Suspicious fire torches dump trucks in Richmond

Three dump trucks were completely destroyed Sunday night in a fire on a leased lot behind Rusty's Auto Towing facility at 15700 River Rd., just west of No. 7 Road.

The fire was discovered around 11:30 p.m., with firefighters forced to break through a locked gate to reach the burning vehicles at the back of the property.

The three trucks were sitting beside a few others, which were spared more serious damage.

The fire has been deemed suspicious, and Richmond Fire-Rescue was on scene Tuesday looking over the vehicles' burned-out remains.

One thing that made the fire seem suspicious is that a door lock to one of the trucks appears to have been tampered with, according to the owner of the trucks, who asked not to be named.

Video taken on the night of the fire appears to show the blaze originate on one truck, and then spread to two others parked next to it.

The lot is owned by Gary Tonks Ltd.

Damage is estimated at more than $100,000.

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