Arson attack destroys cars and threatens New England home

An arson attack destroyed three cars and nearly set fire to a house in Peterborough in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 5:30 pm
The scene of the arson attack in New England

Fire crews from Stanground and Dogsthorpe were called reports of to a house fire in Clarence Road, New England, at 4.12am this morning, Tuesday July 19.

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Firefighters arrived to find three cars on fire in very close proximity to a house.

They used hose reels to extinguish the fire and stop it from spreading to a house. Crews returned to their stations by 5.05am.

The cause of the fire was deliberate.