Car arson attack in St Neots spread to buildings

Firefighters tackle blaze in first floor flat in Ely, Cambs

Firefighters tackle blaze in first floor flat in Ely, Cambs - Credit: Archant

An arson attack on a car in St Neots spread to neighbouring properties, firefighters have said.

The blaze broke out in Oliver Way at 3.29am on Saturday and firefighters found the car “well alight” with flames spreading to nearby buildings when they arrived.

A police spokesman said an investigation into the incident was ongoing.

Firefighters, who were at the scene for three hours, used hoses and breathing apparatus when they tackled the fire.

They said the fire had been started deliberately and urged witnesses to contact police at www.cambs.police.uk to make an online report or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Crews from St Neots and Huntingdon tackled a fire in a car on the A14 between Spaldwick and Leighton Bromswold at 8.58pm on Friday. The cause off the fire was accidental.

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