Seven tractor-trailer trucks were heavily damaged by fire while parked in Brooklyn and police say they are investigating the case as an arson.
Officers responded to a report of a vehicle fire at about 3 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Essex Street, a commercial area in the East New York neighborhood, police said. When they arrived, they found a truck cab on fire.
Further investigation revealed that the cabs of six other 18-wheelers in the vicinity were also burned.
The trucks are owned by their drivers, who are employed by TTS Trucking.
Like the other drivers, Juan Camelo depends on his vehicle for his livelihood.
"That's the only truck that I have. I don't know what I'm going to do now," he said. "I got a family to support like everybody else."
The driver/owners told NBC 4 New York that the overnight fires aren't the first time trucks have been burned.
Victims say that more than 25 trucks have been burned.
Firefighters extinguished the truck fires and no injuries were reported.