Suspicious car fire at Gisborne

Firefighters responded to a suspicious car fire at Gisborne South this morning.

A car fire at Gisborne South early this morning has been deemed suspicious.

Firefighters from Gisborne, Toolernvale and FRV Station 53 arrived on the scene on Couangalt Road just before 1.30am.

Incident controller Lieutenant Bevan Moody said the vehicle was fully alight upon arrival. 

“When we arrived, two crews in breathing apparatus immediately worked to extinguish the fire,” Lt Moody said.

“Due to ignited fuel that was running from the vehicle, B class foam was used. Bunding was used to stop the fuel spreading into any water courses.

“Victoria Police were also requested due to the suspicious nature of the incident.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Gisborne Police on 5428 2500 or Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000.