Police in Durban are investigating a case of arson and damage to property after seven construction vehicles, mainly trucks, were set alight at a construction site in Pinetown, west of Durban on Tuesday night.

Divisional Commander of the Ethekwini Fire Department, Sbu Dlamini says preliminary reports indicate that unknown men attacked the security guard and set the vehicles alight.

Dlamini says they managed to extinguish the fire but the vehicles were already damaged.

“On arrival we had a couple of trucks that were on fire. Reports that were given to us indicate that people came into the premises, tied up the security guards and started the fire. However the reports are not confirmed up until the investigation is completed. We put out the fire, no one was injured but in total seven construction vehicles, mainly trucks were damaged by fire,” he adds.