Another Soldiers Hill car has been torched on the side of the road, as fears of a firebug in the area grow.
A Holden Commodore was set alight just before 7am on Wednesday on Ligar Street, in between Clarendon and Macarthur streets.
It is the 11th car to suspiciously catch fire on the side of the road in Soldiers Hill this year.
The green Commodore suffered damage under the bonnet, although the entire car did not burst into flames.
It was parked beneath a tree, out the front of an old weatherboard house without driveway access.
A Ballarat City Fire Brigade spokesperson said the fire was incredibly dangerous due to the proximity to the tree.
He said it could have easily set alight weatherboard houses in the area.
Police are investigating the scene this morning.
Neighbours The Courier spoke to this morning said the street was once safe, but they now feared their car would be next targetted.
Residents who spoke to police at the scene are believed to have CCTV footage of the incident.
Among other car fires, the blaze follows another similar blaze three weeks ago on Neill Street - just one block to the west.
Police said in March they would be stepping up patrols in Soldiers Hill.
At one point earlier this year, there were eight cars set alight in just six weeks.
Inspector Dan Davison said at the time that police were placing extra focus on catching those responsible.
"We take these incidents very seriously and are working hard to identify anyone who may be involved," he said at the time.
Meanwhile, a stolen car with false number plates was found burnt out at Mitchell Park overnight.
The blaze on Airport Road was called in at 2.19am and the car was destroyed.
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