Second car set on fire in Glasgow street as worried neighbors fear blood feud


A luxury car was deliberately set on fire on a Glasgow street where another engine was set in flames just a few weeks ago.

Fire crews were called to Kirkton Avenue in the Knightswood neighborhood after a Mercedes caught fire at 11 p.m. Monday night.

Residents said they heard loud clicking noises before looking outside to see the luxury engine on fire.

Police have now launched an investigation into the deliberate attack.

The charred remains in the streets today

Concerned neighbors told the Record they feared someone would have a vendetta after claiming the vehicle was set on fire in the same location as another car just a few weeks ago.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, told the Record: “The same thing happened just a few weeks ago, I heard it was a case of mistaken identity.

“It’s a bit of a concern – it looks like someone has a vendetta.

Another neighbor said: “I heard a loud pop before I saw the fire – this is the second time that a car has been set on the street.

Scorch marks have been cleaned from the wall

“I was about to call the fire department when they flew into the road.

“It’s quite worrying.”

A third resident said: “I heard a loud bang and looked out and all I saw was big flames coming from the car.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service confirmed he took to the street after being called at 11:15 p.m.

The fire was right next to a playground

A spokesperson described the vehicle as “well lit” and the investigation had been passed on to the police.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a burning car on Kirkton Avenue, Glasgow, around 11:15 pm on Monday 23 August.

“There have been no reports of injuries and the fire is being treated as deliberate.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

Lessani’s property in Knightswood was ravaged by fire

The car fire is the latest in a series of gasoline attacks across the city.

The £ 2.9million home of businessman Brendan Hegarty in Cleveden was targeted twice in just 24 hours in May with the property damaged.

Nightclub owner Chris Lessani’s vehicle was set on fire at his Knightswood home at 1 a.m. on Friday August 6.

The fire spread to his property while he and his wife were sleeping.

The home of former Celtic general manager Peter Lawwell in Thorntonhall, Lanarkshire was also badly damaged in a petrol blast in May.

He was forced to flee the property with his family in the early hours of the morning after the fire spread from a car to the house.

Business mogul James Mortimer, owner of Rogano and the 29 private member club, suffered a similar attack in May after two of his cars – a Range Rover and a silver Mercedes – were set on fire at his home in Bothwell.

The home of Rangers guard Allan McGregor was also targeted last August after two thugs set his cars on fire and fled the scene in a waiting vehicle.

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