FIREFIGHTERS found at least 14 cars and a boat on fire in the most serious of several suspicious fires last night and early this morning in Civic, Turner, Reid and Braddon.
A carport, garbage bins and vehicles were all found on fire in and around the city, with the first report received by police around 11.40pm.
About two hours later, firefighters evacuated around 70 residents from the Condamine Court flats on Forbes Street in Turner, after at least 14 cars and a boat went up in flames in the car park under the building. The fires caused serious damage to building amenities at the block of 27 units.
Two more cars were found alight a short time later at the Jerilderie Court apartment block in Allambee Street, Reid. Residents were evacuated but quickly allowed back in to their homes as the fires had caused minimal damage.
Police are investigating the fires and seeking witnesses to anyone acting suspiciously in Civic and surrounding suburbs.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.