Six cars have been destroyed after deliberately being set alight in Lake Macquarie.
Fire crews were called to Kolang and Biwong Streets and surrounding areas in Blacksmiths at around 3am this morning following reports of multiple cars on fire.
Crews arrived to find six vehicles well alight.
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Police were called and established a number of crimes scenes in the neighbourhood.
Investigations are now underway to determine who torched the cars.
Detectives said initial inquiries suggest the incidents are all linked and are all suspicious.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information, are urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.