Collector car fire in CA ruled arson

McCormick’s Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions suffered more than $500,000 in damage during the Dec. 11 blaze.

According to a story in the Palm Springs Desert Sun newspaper, damages included $200,000 to the building and an additional $300,000 to the contents.

 The fire started early in the evening after employees left for the day. Firefighters had to break the storefront windows to get inside to fight the flames, according to the Desert Sun report.

 McCormick’s Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions does business as both a dealer and an auctioneer. The company’s next auction event is scheduled for Feb. 26-28 in Palm Springs.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call (760) 323-8186.

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