A SUBARU Forester was set alight on Dairy Creek Road on the eastern outskirts of Orange in the early hours of Monday morning.
NSW Rural Fire Service's Lucknow brigade was called to the fire at 3.12am on Monday, where they found the vehicle fully alight.
VIDEO: The burned-out remains of the vehicle ...
NSW RFS captain Geoff Selwood said the vehicle was totally destroyed by the fire, with the blaze also igniting some nearby grass, which was promptly extinguished by emergency service crews.
The incident occurred hours before police told the Central Western Daily they were close to making arrests over the spate of car fires in the city.
Central West Police District commander Superintendent Chris Taylor said there had been 44 cars set alight in Orange this year, most of them stolen.
"We think it won't be too long before we are able to make some arrests in relation to them," he said on Monday.
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