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Riverside firefighters extinguished a pair of business fires overnight apparently related to a number of vandalism incidents, authorities said Thursday.

Firefighters were sent to the 5800 block of Jasmine Street about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, the City of Riverside Fire Department reported.

“Fire department resources arrived on scene and found two separate fires burning at two business locations, (and) a second alarm responded to the incident,” the fire department said in a statement.

“The first fire involved shipping materials stored outside against the building that activated the fire sprinkler system,” the fire department said. “The second fire involved a large stack of wood pallets burning at an outside storage area.”

Fire crews contained both fires to their areas of origin, and the flames were controlled by 12:45 a.m., the fire department reported.

“Both fires are under investigation and likely related to multiple occurrences of vandalism that took place at the same time,” the fire department reported.

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