At least two Christmas trees were set on fire on the same day last week and police are trying to determine why and who was involved.

The first tree was found burning in the back of a pick-up truck around 3 a.m. on Jan. 4 on the 3100 block of Virginia Avenue, said SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis.

The second tree was found burning near a telephone pole on the 2100 block of Ocean Park Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. that same day. A resident living nearby extinguished the blaze before fire fighters arrived. The telephone pole sustained some damage, Lewis said.

No one was injured in either incident.

Those with information on either fire are urged to contact Santa Monica detectives at (310) 458-2201 ext. 6679.

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