Car Fires in the Netherlands on the Rise

Car Fires in the Netherlands on the Rise

Car Fires in the Netherlands on the Rise

Automobile fires in the Netherlands are rising at an alarming rate, according to local media.

Dutch insurance companies have reported a 9 percent increase in car fires from 2017 to 2018, as 4,359 such claims were filed in 2018, up from 4,014 in 2017.

“The number of car fires in the Netherlands increased by no less than 45 percent in the past five years,” NL Times reports. “The provinces of Utrecht, Groningen and Zeeland in particular are seeing more and more cars set alight by vandals and arsonists.”

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