Brussels arson attack: several cars set fire to during night in Saint-Gilles commune
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Seven to nine cars were set ablaze in an arson attack in the period from Wednesday night through to Thursday morning. This happened in the Brussels commune of Saint-Gilles. The situation is under control and nobody has been injured. Criminal leads are being followed up but terrorism is being ruled out, say the authorities.
Nine private vehicles were damaged by fire, the police have told the press agency Belga. No individuals have been injured. The causes of these multiple fires have not been determined, but terrorism has been excluded, the police confirmed.
A spokesman for the fire service, Pierre Meys, saw seven vehicles which were part of this arson attack. He confirmed that the situation was quickly brought under control. Towards 1.30 a.m., firemen had brought the flames under control and ended their fire-fighting operation.
In the light of early indications, the spokesman believed this was a deliberate arson attack and confirmed the criminal nature of these acts.