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A bicyclist rides Tuesday past one of several vehicles burned in a suspected arson Saturday. The four cars burned at Santa Fe British Motors Sales and Service were among 16 around the city.

Santa Fe police continue to investigate fires ignited Saturday across the city — at least 16 blazes of varying magnitudes, from small dumpster and brush fires to car fires and one that damaged a building — and believe they were all started by the same arsonist.

“We know that it’s the same person that’s doing it because you don’t ever have 16 individual fires like that,” Lt. Chris McCord said Tuesday.

“It’s more of that arsonist behavior because they always ramp up. … There’s always a pattern of almost like elevated progression with what they’re torching.”

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One of several vehicles sits on a lot Tuesday after being burned Saturday in a suspected arson at Santa Fe British Motors Sales and Service.



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