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Police investigating a 3rd tow truck fire in York Region

Last Updated Dec 2, 2020 at 8:27 am EDT

File photo of a York Regional Police cruiser. (File/CITYNEWS)

York Regional Police are looking for suspects after a suspicious tow truck fire in Newmarket on Wednesday morning.

Police were called to a residence in the area of Bayview Avenue and Mulock Drive just before 3:30 a.m.

Upon arrival they extinguished the fire though the truck suffered extensive damage.

Investigators believe the fire was started intentionally.

York police are also investigating two other tow truck fires that occurred in York Region early Friday morning.

Officers were called to a residence in Richmond Hill after getting reports of a vehicle on fire. When they arrived, they found a tow truck fully engulfed in flames.

A short time later officers were called to a residence in Whitchurch-Stouffville for the same reason. When officers arrived, they found that the fire had already been extinguished by the driver of the truck.

Investigators believe the fires were set intentionally in both of these incidents.

Anyone when  information on any of these incidents is being asked to contact police.

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