A SPRINGDALE Heights street is proving highly popular with criminals looking to dump and torch cars.
A vehicle was left on the side of Strauss Street on Saturday morning and set alight.
Police and firefighters had been called to the blaze about 3.10am.
The car was destroyed by the flames.
The incident occurred in close proximity to two recent arson attacks on vehicles on the same street.
All of the incidents occurred in similar circumstances, with the cars set alight early in the morning.
The vehicle was destroyed.
All three incidents have occurred on a stretch of road spanning about 250 metres.
The road has been the scene of many other car fires, including a blaze which destroyed a stolen Ford Ranger on February 28.
The street backs onto a high-crime area known as G-Block.
Saturday morning’s fire did not spread into nearby grass, but authorities have been warning of the fire danger risk during the recent hot weather.
WorkSafe is urging people to attend legal firework displays on New Year’s Eve, noting the fire and injury danger of illegal displays.
Witnesses heard a loud explosion and he died at the scene.
The devices have also caused fires.
WorkSafe acting executive director of health and safety, Michael Coffey, said three men were injured in separate incidents across Victoria last New Year's.
“Fireworks can and do cause serious injuries and deaths in untrained hands, which is why they are banned for use by the general public,” Mr Coffey said.
“New Year's Eve is a time of joy to celebrate with family and friends, not a night to spend in hospital or mourning a loved one.”
CFA chief officer Steve Warrington said the state had experienced below average rainfall, raising the fire danger risk.