2 cars go up in flames outside Babylon home

Two cars owned by the same person went up in flames early Sunday morning outside of a Babylon home.

Two cars owned by the same person went up in flames early Sunday morning outside of a Babylon home.

Two cars owned by the same person went up in flames early Sunday morning outside of a Babylon home. (6/21/15)

BABYLON - Two cars owned by the same person went up in flames early Sunday morning outside of a Babylon home.

The fires outside of the West Main Street home were captured on video. Huge flames are seen erupting out of the vehicles as firefighters work to douse the fires.

One of the vehicles was parked in the street, while the other was parked in the home's driveway.

No one was injured, but residents on the block were shaken by the incident.

"I heard the explosions, which my son-in-law said were probably the tires exploding," says neighbor Maureen Salamone. "It was scary."

Both vehicles were completely destroyed. Charred marks could be seen on the home's driveway and in the street hours later.

The homeowner briefly spoke with News 12 Long Island off-camera. He says he just moved to Babylon five months ago from Nassau County, and added that he doesn't understand why someone would do this.

Police say they are still investigating the cause of the fires. They have not officially ruled the case an act of arson at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Flooding on Delta Road in Massapequa. 1 Rising tides cause street flooding in south shore neighborhoods
Heavy rain overnight expected to cause erosion at 2 Nor'easter causes widespread erosion on south shore beaches
Tree limbs and power lines across Long Island 3 Whipping winds bring down trees, power lines in some areas
Several fire departments are on the scene 4 Fire rips through several townhouse in Centerport
News 12's Elisa DiStefano tastes the delicious peanut 5 National Peanut Butter Day: Recipes

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE