Residents wake to blaze

The damage caused by a car fire in Sunset Strip. 151737_01


RESIDENTS of a Sunset Strip house woke in shock at about 1am, 17 March, to find their car ablaze in their carport.
Smoke detectors woke the residents, after their air-conditioner blew smoke from the burning car into the house.
“It’s lucky the air-conditioner was on,” one resident said.
“I opened the front door and there were flames everywhere. It was like – woah – intense.”
Suspected arsonists torched the car in the early hours of the morning, badly damaging the silver Commodore and the carport.
Sergeant Grant Langmaid said no-one was seen fleeing the scene.
Ocean Grove Fire Brigade sent two trucks to the blaze and firefighters extinguished the fire, preventing it from spreading to the rest of the house.
Sgt Langmaid said the arson squad was investigating the fire and urged anyone with information to call Bellarine Police Station on 5256 2698.
Police are also investigating two fires that occured in Corio on the same morning.