Three cars caught fire in the posh Greater Kailash-I area of southeast Delhi late on Saturday night.
Though the cause of fire was not known, police suspected some traces of firecrackers that would have fallen on the cars might have caused the damage.
The incident took place at a busy residential road connecting E and C Block of Greater Kailash-I around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control.
“Residents park their cars on this road. It is quite mysterious how the fire took place,” said Rajiv Kakaria of GK-I Resident Welfare Association.
Though police said a plastic sheet used to cover one of the cars had caught fire and soon it spread to
other two, they are not ruling out any other angle.
Three cars — a Maruti 800, Wagon R and a Hyundai i10 — were damaged in the fire. As the fire occurred on an arterial road, there was a major traffic jam in the area after the incident.
“The incident is quite shocking. What if the cars had exploded? The whole block would have been charred,” said a resident.
Police said they were investigating into the case and it could be a case of mischief. “If the fire was caused by crackers, its time residents took a note of it and be more cautious specially when children are involved,” said Kakaria.