Police probe after two car arson attacks in half an hour
FLAMES pour from cars set alight in one of two suspected arson attacks in Plymouth on Sunday night.
These dramatic photos show two cars being completely destroyed as flames rip through them.
Both the cars, silver and black BMWs, were parked in the driveway of a property in Middlefield Road, Southway.
The fire was so ferocious that a hedge close to the cars also caught fire.
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But luckily it did not stretch to the house, which was just yards away.
Firefighters were called to the scene at around 9pm on Sunday night.
Around half an hour later, another car fire was reported in Kay Close, Newnham Industrial Estate, Plympton.
Police have also been called in to investigate that blaze.
A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: "One fire appliance from Camels Head attended a vehicle fire in Middlefield Road after numerous calls from the public.
"The crews confirmed two vehicles were well alight on the driveway of a property.
"These were extinguished using two hose reel jets. The cause is believed to be deliberate. One fire appliance from Plympton attended a vehicle fire in Newnham. This was extinguished using two hose reel jets. The cause is believed to be deliberate."
Police were called out to the second fire, involving a Vauxhall Astra, to begin their investigation yesterday morning.
The car was burnt out behind Newnham Industrial Estate. Police confirmed that enquiries are at an early stage but there is currently nothing to suggest the two arson attacks are linked. Anyone with information on either fire should contact Devon and Cornwall police on 101 and quote log 823 for the Middlefield Road fire or 234 for the Newnham incident. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.