After the fire in several vehicles over the weekend in Berlin, the police are assuming all cases of arson. A fire department of the State Criminal Police Office took over the investigation. Nobody got hurt. The district of Neukölln was particularly affected.
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A parked truck went up in flames there on Sunday night, the police said. A resident noticed the flames around 3:40 a.m. and alerted the fire brigade. The truck burned out completely and three cars that were parked near the truck were damaged by the heat.
It had previously burned at around 2.40 a.m. in the Lichtenberg district. According to the police on Sunday, a passing motorist noticed flames on a car that was parked in a parking lot near an allotment garden. When firefighters arrived, the car was engulfed in flames and the flames had spread to another vehicle, which also burned out.
Vehicles had already burned on the premises of a used car dealer in the Buckow district on Saturday night. Residents and passing drivers noticed the flames and called the fire brigade, the police said on Saturday. Firefighters extinguished the fire. Two flatbed trucks and a car were nevertheless completely destroyed. Another van and an adjacent sales building were damaged by the heat, it said.