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More cars torched as Copenhagen fires continue

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More cars torched as Copenhagen fires continue
One of the cars burnt in the previous round of fires. Photo: Martin Sylvest/Scanpix
08:26 CEST+02:00
The spate of vehicle fires in the Danish capital continued in the early hours of Tuesday, with six more cars set afire.
Police said that six car fires were reported in the early hours of Tuesday. Two cars on Baldersgade in the Nørrebro district went up in smoke, the same location of one of 24 other recent car fires. Another three car fires were set some two kilometres away on Sokkelundsvej in the Nordvest district. An additional care was targeted on the same street, but that fire was unsuccessful.
 
“We have two instances and both happened around midnight. There's not much distance between them so it could be the same perpetrator,” Copenhagen Police spokesman Michael Andersen told news agency Ritzau. 
 
It was the second night in a row that police had to contend with car fires. Early on Monday, one car was torched in Nordvest district while a second fire was reported in Amager
 
The newest incidents mean that the total number of vehicles burnt in Copenhagen has now exceeded 30.
 
The first 24 of those fires were set during the weekend of August 19-21. A 21-year-old Amager man was arrested on Wednesday on the suspicion that he was behind at least some of those fires. 
 
Copenhagen Police said that no suspects have been identified in the four new fires over the past two nights. 
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