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updated: 8/6/2012 9:31 PM

Police investigating 3 suspicious Crystal Lake fires

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Crystal Lake police are investigating a series of suspicious fires that occurred early Monday morning in a residential neighborhood.

Police and Crystal Lake firefighters responded to a reported car fire on the 0-99 block of Talcott Drive about 5 a.m. and found a Chevrolet SUV engulfed in flames in a residential driveway.

The SUV was next to to the house, and a boat parked next to the SUV was also on fire, officials said.

Police immediately evacuated the residents and were able to extinguish the fire, but both the SUV and boat were destroyed by the blaze. The home and a Chevrolet truck parked nearby were both damaged by the heat of the fire.

While officers were on the scene, a resident on the 600 block of Primrose Lane, just three blocks from the fire, reported that someone had entered his Jeep and tried to set it on fire, according to police.

The fire did not spread and caused minor damage to the vehicle. Police said a second vehicle in the driveway was also unlawfully entered, but the vehicle was not damaged.

While officers were investigating the original car and boat fires, a second resident on the 0-99 block of Talcott Drive reported that someone had set her vehicle on fire, causing moderate damage to the Buick, police said.

No one was injured by any of the fires.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crystal Lake police at (815) 356-3620 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (800) 762-STOP.

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