Police, Suffolk arson officials probe series of car fires in Amityville

Authorities say three vehicles in a parking lot on Maple Drive went up in flames around 5:30 a.m.

News 12 Staff

Jan 8, 2023, 5:21 PM

Updated 460 days ago

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Suffolk arson officials and police are looking into a series of car fires that occurred in Amityville early Sunday morning.
Authorities say three vehicles in a parking lot on Maple Drive went up in flames around 5:30 a.m. The Amityville Fire Department traveled to the scene to put out the fire.
Neighbors told News 12 Long Island that the three cars belonged to two tenants of a nearby home who used the parking lot.
The first car that went up in flames, a Chevy Tahoe, was taken into police evidence. Authorities say the other two vehicles, a Suburban and a Honda Civic, were destroyed by the flames.
The owners of the vehicles told News 12 Long Island that they believe the fire was set deliberately.
Residents like Katrina Conway state neighbors have been complaining to the village for years about the number of parked cars and loud music in the area. She also thinks someone set the fire intentionally.
“We do not need to see this in the Village of Amityville. This has been going on for a long time. I think now it hit the hay. This is the worst that it has ever been,” Conway said.
Police and fire officials said they are investigating the cause of the fires but it is too early to determine if they were set purposefully.


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