N.Y. - Three vehicles deliberately set on fire in Nyack

Residents are on edge after three cars were set on fire Monday night in Nyack.

The incidents all happened around 2:30 a.m. on Summit and Washington streets, police said.

Two of the vehicles were completely destroyed; another was partially damaged, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

All of the cars were parked in the driveways of homes.

One of the fires spread to the side of the home at 35 Summit Street causing thousands of dollars of damage. A couple and their 6-month-old baby escaped the fire without injury.

“My cousin was watching television and she saw flames coming up and she jumped up and said, ‘Fire!’ and told everybody to get out,” homeowner Melvin Cooper said.

A Jeep destroyed in a fire in Nyack (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)
Authorities are also looking into a possible connection to a fourth incident involving another car which had been broken into but not set on fire.

Rockland County officials are unsure of a motive but believe the fires were targeted.


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