The three cars that burned out were parked near to each other. The fire started in one of the vehicles before spreading to two other. As the cause of the fire is still unclear the police have cordoned off the street.
This is a precautionary measure given the string of recent incidents involving explosives near to Park Spoor Noord. Nevertheless, VRT News source say that there is every likelihood that the fire started accidently.
Wouter Bruyns of the Antwerp Local Police Service told VRT News that "We can’t rule anything out. Given the recent incidents in Antwerp we want to eliminate a number of possibilities. This is why the Federal Police explosives dog has been brought to the scene as are forensics officers. We don’t know what caused the cars to burn out so we are not leaving anything to chance and are treating it as malicious intent until we can prove otherwise”.