Unknown person throws fire accelerator over car in Kontich, residents can quickly extinguish fire (Kontich)


A deliberate arson took place in the Wildemansstraat in Kontich on Sunday night. An unknown man poured accelerant onto a car and set it on fire. Residents quickly noticed the fire and notified emergency services. It is believed to be family violence.

The incident happened around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday night. The residents had returned home by car around 12:30 a.m. A few hours later they heard noise in the driveway, when they looked out the window they saw flames at the back of their car.

The fire brigade rushed to the spot. “The two cars in the driveway in front of the house were sprayed with fire accelerators,” says the spokesman for police zone Hekla.

The residents tried to extinguish the fire with a bucket of water. “The fire was quickly brought under control, the damage was limited overall.”

The police have launched an investigation, the forensic lab came to the scene for trace evidence. “We do not have a perpetrator in sight for the time being, there is no link with the drug environment,” says the spokesperson.

According to our information, it would be a family dispute. “That is also part of the investigation,” said the police. (nelo)


The article is in Dutch


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