A fire burned an apartment complex carport in Hemet, forcing about 20 residents out of their homes overnight.
Firefighters protected the apartment complex from the fire, which was reported at about 1 a.m. in the 600 block of Carson Street. At least seven cars were destroyed and about 10 others were damaged.
Plastic car parts and apartment window blinds melted from the radiant heat.
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Two people suffered minor injuries. Some resident escaped the by climbing over a wrought-iron fence.
It was not immediately clear how the fire started, but the point of origin appears to be a car in the carport, investigators said. Arson investigators were responding to the apartment complex.