Roswell arsonist lights up 18th car

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Authorities in Roswell are now investigating another car fire. It’s the latest in a string of arsons.

Police say the fire broke out around 2 a.m. Thursday. Investigators believe this is the 18th blaze set by a fire bug.

This comes weeks after police say an arsonist lit up three vehicles, which spread to two homes, and destroyed one of them.

Officials say the car set on fire overnight is a total loss.

The investigation continues. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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