IN WHAT appears to have been a deliberate attack, a Holden Commodore Utility has been burnt to a crisp while parked outside its owner’s home in Gordon Street early Wednesday morning.
At around 1am Young Fire and Rescue NSW arrived to find the vehicle fully engulfed in fire, after being notified by a passerby.
Young Fire and Rescue NSW Captain Don Smyth said firefighters worked hard to extinguish the flames but they were working against time.
“We couldn’t do it until it was almost totally destroyed,” he said. Cootamundra Local Area Command Acting Sergeant Roy Elmes said based on the circumstances it appeared the fire was deliberately lit.
“It appears rubbish that was left in the rear of a Holden Utility was set alight,” he said. Captain Smyth said there had been empty moving boxes in the back of the utility, as the owner had only recently moved.
Acting Sergeant Roy Elmes said the owner of the vehicle was unaware of the fire until they were woken by the noise and lights of firefighters extinguishing the blaze. “Of course he was in shock,” Captain Smyth said.
Police would like to speak with anyone who may have information in relation to the fire.
Information can be given to the Young Police Station on 6942 0099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.