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Two tow-truck arsons five minutes apart in Oshawa, Clarington

Durham Police are looking for suspects after two suspicious tow-truck fires in Clarington and Oshawa.

On Sunday, September 24 at about 4:30 am, members of East Division responded to a vehicle fire near Middle Road North and Northglen Boulevard in Clarington. Officers arrived to find a white Hino tow-truck fully engulfed in flames. Clarington Fire Services extinguished the fire, said a police statement.

At approximately 4:35 am, members of East Division also responded to a second vehicle fire near Harmony Road and Taunton Road in Oshawa. Officers arrived to find a white Hino tow-truck fully engulfed in flames. Oshawa Fire Services extinguished the fire.

Investigators are treating both incidents as arson. At this time it is unknown if they are related, police said.

There were no reported injuries.

Investigators are asking for any witnesses or homeowners in the area with video surveillance that would assist in identifying the suspects, to contact police.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Detective Smith of the Criminal Investigations Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5622 or via email at

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