Arsonists Torch Five Cars in Worcestershire
The twenty firefighters that tried to extinguish the fire described the scene as ‘something out of downtown Beirut’.
Alec Mackie, spokesman for Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, described the fire as the ‘most dramatic’ they had ever tackled, as related by the Daily Mail.
“When we arrived at the scene we couldn’t believe what we were seeing. It was quite extraordinary. Petrol had leaked down on to the road from one of the burning cars and it looked like the whole street itself was on fire,” Mackie said.
The residents are in shock after seeing their cars burning right in front of them. The five cars the arsonist set on fire were a Ford Mondeo, a Ford Fiesta, a Peugeot 206, a Renault Megane and a VW Golf.
“My Fiesta was on fire and the windows were popping and the tank went up in flames. Peter got the keys to his Toyota Avensis and managed to move it down the drive and away from the fire. It was like an inferno and I’m surprised nobody was killed,” Maureen said.
Most residents from Marsh Avenue are young families or retired couples and their properties sell for between £200,000 and £350,000.
Investigators are still trying to determine how the fires were started. Meanwhile, they have have arrested a 25-year-old suspect.