Arson investigation launched after two cars on fire in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 07:29 29 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:06 29 November 2019

What is left of a car set on fire in Exmouth. Picture: Owen Howlett

What is left of a car set on fire in Exmouth. Picture: Owen Howlett

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An arson investigation has been launched after two cars were set on fire in Exmouth.

One of the cars which was set alight. Picture: Owen HowlettOne of the cars which was set alight. Picture: Owen Howlett

A fire crew from Exmouth was called out to Union Street at shortly after 11.30pm on Thursday (November 28).

On arrival, the crew confirmed that two vehicles were well alight.

Fireifghters used jets and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said police were called out as fears were raised that the fire may have been started deliberately.

Fire fighters tackling two cars on fire. Picture: Owen HowlettFire fighters tackling two cars on fire. Picture: Owen Howlett

The spokesman added: "Both vehicles sustained a significant amount of damage caused by the fire."

Police say an investigation into the incident has been launched and are appeal for information relating to the incident.

Anyone with information should ring 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting reference number 897 298/11/19.

Firefighters tacking two cars on fire in Exmouth. Picture: Owen HowlettFirefighters tacking two cars on fire in Exmouth. Picture: Owen Howlett

Two cars were set alight. Picture: Owen HowlettTwo cars were set alight. Picture: Owen Howlett

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