Two other nearby vehicles in the British Heart Foundation car park on Burnside Street in Lochee were affected by the blaze. Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 6am this morning before sealing off the car park. Forensic officers were reportedly present at the scene throughout today as the searched for evidence.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “An investigation has been launched after a vehicle caught fire.
“Two other vehicles were damaged during the incident and the matter is being treated as wilful.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
Local residents described their horror at the car being on fire and the “bangs” coming from all three vehicles.
One man told the Courier newspaper: “I can’t say I’m particularly surprised by what’s gone on here.
“There are always vehicles getting damaged in one way or another in that car park.
“The police have been here all morning, they arrived just before the fire service.
He added: “It looks like the fire started in the middle car, which was well alight, before spreading to the others.
“There were a few small bangs coming from the cars and sparking from the electrics.
“The police came to my door at around 8.30am and asked if I’d heard anything.”
A local woman also said: “That’s all I’ve seen in the news these days is car fires.
“The officer was standing quite near to the public footpath and then I saw the woman taking the pictures.
“All the cars look quite badly damaged – particularly the middle one.
“I’m thankful it wasn’t worse.”
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