Sus­pi­cious fire de­stroys car, threat­ens park

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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

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