Two car fires in South Grafton

TWO cars were set alight in South Grafton over the weekend.

At 2am on Friday, firefighters extinguished a late model Pajero van, which was parked behind the Royal Hotel, Ryan Street, South Grafton.

Coffs Clarence Chief Inspector Shane Cribb said the fire started inside the vehicle.

No other property was damaged in the blaze and no one has been charged over the incident.

Chief Inspector Cribb could not confirm whether the van was maliciously set alight.

Yesterday, an arsonist struck in South Grafton.

South Grafton Fire Brigade captain Dennis Pye said yesterday's fire saw a Holden Commodore sedan torched behind the cemetery at Tyson Street.

Captain Pye said firefighters received the call about 5am and the car was well alight by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.

“The car was completely destroyed,” he said.

Captain Pye said a heavy downpour overnight had meant the ground was quite wet at the time of the fire, which prevented grass around the car from catching alight.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze quickly without further damage to the area.

Yesterday afternoon Chief Inspector Cribb could not confirm whether the two fire incidents were linked.

Timeline

Police are investigating two vehicle fires in South Grafton

• Friday 2am: firefighters called to van fire at Royal Hotel, South Grafton

  •  Monday 5am: fire-fighters attend another car fire at the cemetery Tyson Street, South Grafton


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