Police are investigating three suspicious vehicle fires in the Hunter at the weekend.
About 1.20am on Saturday 21 March, emergency services were called to a motel on Kingston Parade, Heatherbrae, following reports a car was well alight in the carpark.
Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze.
Then about 3am, emergency services were called to the same location following reports a second vehicle was well alight. Fire crews attended and extinguished that blaze.
About an hour later, a third vehicle fire was reported and emergency services attended, with the blaze extinguished a short time later.
Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District have commenced investigations into the causes of each of the suspicious blazes; detectives believe all three fires are linked.
Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area between midnight and 4am on Saturday 21 March, or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the nearby area around that time is urged to contact Maitland Police on 4934 0200 or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.