Seven tractor trailers set fire in New York

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Updated Aug 3, 2016

Police in New York are still looking for a man suspected of setting fire to seven tractor trailers on Sunday in Brooklyn.

The cabs of all trucks were destroyed while the trailers were left mostly untouched, according to CBS 2 New York. The fires occurred in industrial areas on three different streets. No injuries were reported.

A woman, who declined to be identified, said she saw a man get out of an unmark truck and start the fires. He was described as 5’7” to 5’9” tall, slightly overweight and dressed in black, including a black hoodie.

“A man got out of a regular box truck, out of the passenger side. He came out of the truck, he walked right here to the passenger side of the tractor trailer, busted the windows, and next thing I know there was an explosion,” the woman said.

The fires, first discovered around 2:50 a.m., melted mirrors and burned some roofs completely off. It took the fire department hours to extinguish the blazes. Drivers sometimes sleep in trucks where the fires occurred.