UPDATED: Car and caravan fire treated as arson

Warrington Guardian: The scene on Manx Road The scene on Manx Road

A FIRE which destroyed a car and caravan of a home in Warrington is being treated as arson.

Firefighters were called to Manx Road, off Chester Road, around 5am on Friday to a report both vehicles were on fire.

They found flames had spread to the roof of two nearby vehicles and a front room.

Colin Heyes, the service's arson reduction manager, said: "We believe this fire was started deliberately.

"This sort of crime is extremely dangerous, the fire was very close to people's homes who were sound asleep when it started so it is lucky that no-one was seriously hurt.

"I would urge anyone with information about this crime to come forward and report what they know to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

"People's homes and property have been destroyed and their lives put at risk so whoever did this crime needs to be caught."


A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "Officers are currently following a number of lines of enquiry and we ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to please contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 107 of 16 November 2012."

 

Four firefighters needed four hoses to put the blaze out and the believe it was started deliberately.

 

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11:05am Tue 20 Nov 12

dignified lawman says...

looks like the house suffered too
looks like the house suffered too dignified lawman

12:36pm Tue 20 Nov 12

grappenhall boy says...

Possibly someone not taking too kindly to a caravan being parked in front of a house.
Possibly someone not taking too kindly to a caravan being parked in front of a house. grappenhall boy

4:35pm Tue 20 Nov 12

jrr19 says...

It is not illegal to keep a caravan at ones property, it is however illegal and by implication dangerous to deliberately set fire to a car in close proximity to a property. If there had been loss of life , as has happened elsewhere ,the culprit would be facing a murder charge.
I suggest that grappenhall boy thinks carefully before making such inane comments which could be construed as incitement by others.
It is not illegal to keep a caravan at ones property, it is however illegal and by implication dangerous to deliberately set fire to a car in close proximity to a property. If there had been loss of life , as has happened elsewhere ,the culprit would be facing a murder charge. I suggest that grappenhall boy thinks carefully before making such inane comments which could be construed as incitement by others. jrr19

4:44pm Tue 20 Nov 12

the dr who says...

They found flames had spread to the roof of two nearby vehicles and a front room. does that sound right?
They found flames had spread to the roof of two nearby vehicles and a front room. does that sound right? the dr who

6:58pm Tue 20 Nov 12

defor_dog says...

My parents live on Manx Road and the house was apparently empty - owners were/are away.

The general comments from neighbours are the fire started at the caravan, spread to the car and then caught the front of the bungalow.

There was a loud explosion heard ie a gas tank in the caravan perhaps?
My parents live on Manx Road and the house was apparently empty - owners were/are away. The general comments from neighbours are the fire started at the caravan, spread to the car and then caught the front of the bungalow. There was a loud explosion heard ie a gas tank in the caravan perhaps? defor_dog

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