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Suspected arson at second car fire in Penzance

By CMJoshBarrie  |  Posted: June 16, 2013

There have been two car fires in three days in Penzance

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A second car fire in Penzance this week was initially being treated as suspicious this morning.

Penzance Fire Station got a call out at approximately 1am today to a car that was alight on Penalverne Avenue, close to the town's hospital.

Firefighters had suspected the cause of the blaze to be arson.

A fire station spokesman said: "It is the second car fire this week.

"It looks suspicious - it could just be the fact that there are two [care fires] in a row but there could be a pattern."

The crew managed to extinguish the flames within an hour, and left the scene just before 2am.

Police confirmed arson was not being ruled out as a cause.

Three days ago a car fire, which had spread to a nearby fence, occured at Trevean Gardens, close to Penalverne Avenue.

The incident took place at 3.30am on Friday and was said to be caused by an electrical fault by police.

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