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Another suspicious midtown car fire causes $100K in damage

Crews have put out a car fire in the neighbourhood where an arsonist targeted a dozen vehicles earlier this month.

The latest fire started around 3:30 a.m. Friday outside a home on Inglewood Drive, near Mt. Pleasant Road and St. Clair Avenue East.

It apparently spread from a bin outside the house to a BMW parked nearby, triggering the vehicle’s automatic assistance system and notifying the carmaker about trouble.

Firefighters doused the fire, but not before it caused more than $100,000 in damage.

No one was hurt.

Police said they consider the incident suspicious, but have no evidence to connect it with the rash of fires on May 9.

The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.