Wednesday, 1 January 2014 - 11:53
69 Car Fires Around The Hague
The owners of 69 cars parked around the Hague were in for a shock Wednesday morning to find their vehicles had caught fire during New Year's celebrations. There had already been 30 car fires reported near Den Haag by midnight. Broadcaster Omroepwest collected the list of all car fires in the region. Car fire locations include The Hague, Delft, Honselersdijk, Maasdijk, Naaldwijk, Rijswijk, Voorburg, and Zoetermeer, the broadcaster said. Haaglanden police officials had worked hard to reduce the number of vehicle fires in the area during New Year's Eve last year. There were 30 during the course of events overnight from 2012/2013, down from 80 in 2011/2012. That year's celebrations were called "disastrous" by police at the time. Haaglanden police are expected to reveal their full fire statistics on January 1.