2 torched cars a bushfire risk

GUTTED: The torched interior of a Holden VP Commodore, which was burnt out in Lewington Street, Wodonga. Picture: BLAIR THOMSON

GUTTED: The torched interior of a Holden VP Commodore, which was burnt out in Lewington Street, Wodonga. Picture: BLAIR THOMSON

POLICE are investigating two fires that have burnt out cars in the North East in 24 hours. 

A Ssangyong Rexton appeared to have been set on fire on the Murray Valley Highway near Tallangatta about 12.45am on Tuesday. 

A projectile had been thrown through the windscreen of the vehicle, which had earlier broken down. 

The owner planned to retrieve the car but it was destroyed.

An early-model Holden Commodore was also torched in Lewington Street, Wodonga, 24 hours earlier. 

Detective Senior Constable Andrew Leonard said flames had the potential to spread through grassland. 

“Police take these matters seriously and I'm sure 99 per cent of the community share those concerns,” he said. 

Call (02) 6049 2600 or 1800 333 000 with information. 

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