UPDATE: Arson attack leaves 10 vehicles gutted by fire on Yaxley industrial estate

The scene of the blaze - Photo: Cambridgshire Fire and Rescue
The scene of the blaze - Photo: Cambridgshire Fire and Rescue

Fire crews have confirmed that a blaze that engulfed 10 vehicles at a business in Yaxley yesterday morning was set deliberately.

Crews from Yaxley, Dogsthorpe and Stanground were called to a building fire on the industrial estate in Willow Road, Yaxley, at 6.07am on Monday February 6.

Four vans and six cars were on fire outside the industrial unit.

They included a Peugeot Expert, Vauxhall Corsa, Citroen Relay, Audi A3, Iveco Daily, Smart Car and Skoda Octavia. The total worth of the vehicles is believed to be roughly £10,500.

The vehicles were owned by two local businesses and a member of the public.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire and returned to their station by 8.40am.

There was a small amount of fire damage to an external wall of an industrial unit.

Fire investigation teams conducted an investigation into the cause yesterday and have deemed it to be arson.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact police on 101 quoting CF0067150217. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.