Police are still searching for an arsonist in Queens following a rash of fires Sunday, including one that engulfed the car of a former City Council member.
Eric Gioia says his SUV was torched in front of his Woodside home.
He says his family was woken up early Sunday morning by a loud bang.
He says when he looked outside, he saw a huge fireball where his car was parked.
Police do not believe Gioia was specifically targeted.
The fire was one of several set in the area of 39th Avenue and 49th and 50th Streets.
"There were huge flames. It went up into the trees and the side of the house. We're lucky it's a brick house, so the brick house didn't catch fire. But it was pretty scary," Gioia said.
"My garbage tanks and my partitions over there, everything, the partitions are gone there. I don't know. I hear this thing happened in other places. So I hope they catch the guy," said Oswaldo Calle, a local business owner.
Police have released surveillance video of a person they are looking to speak to in connection with the fires.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.