There have been a spate of arson attacks in Melbourne’s east.
Two cars and two houses under construction, were set alight overnight.
Emilie Gramenz reports.
The two half-built homes in Melbourne’s Mount Waverley were set alight a few hours after midnight.
One owner and his family were only a few months away from moving in.
John D’Angelo, Builder: “My kids don’t know but my wife’s devastated.”
Fire authorities evacuated residents as burning embers blew across nearby homes.
This morning builders discovered the remains of a small fire at a third home under construction nearby.
Two cars in the area also were torched.
Authorities believe they’re dealing with a firebug on a spree.
Cmdr Greg Stephenson, Metropolitan Fire Brigade: “It’s very, very unusual and quite concerning really. We certainly hope we can catch theculprits.”
The damage bill runs into the hundreds of thousands.
Emilie Gramenz, QUT News.