Suspicious fire destroys car, threatens park
POLICE are investigating a suspicious fire which gutted this car at Berrimah.
The fire started on land behind Crocodylus Park late yesterday afternoon.
A staff member of the park reported seeing four youths fleeing the scene and getting into a small sedan which sped away shortly before the fire flared up.
The fire threatened to spread and ignite land within Crocodylus Park but emergency fire fighting services were quickly on the scene and extinguished the blaze.
Crocodylus Park owner Giovanna Webb praised the quick response of emergency services and her own staff for extinguishing the blaze.
“It was something that could have got out of hand very easily had the four teens not been seen acting suspiciously in the area,” Mrs Webb said.
“We have had problems with teenagers in the area behind the park before. They have broken into the park.
“So staff keep a close watch on any cars in the area as a precautionary measure. This type of senseless behaviour has become all too common in Darwin lately.
“These people have absolutely no regard for the law or anyone else’s property.
“If the fire had spread to the park it could have had a devastating impact.
“I just hope they are caught and dealt with.”
A car fire near Crocodylus Park threatened the iconic tourist attraction before it was brought under control