Firefighters tackle deliberate car fire

Two firefighters

We have extinguished a car fire on a country lane in Stoke-on-Trent which was started deliberately.

Just before 1.30am on Tuesday (7 February), we sent a crew from Ipstones to Belmont Road following reports of a vehicle fire.

They used a single hose reel jet to extinguish the car by 2.10am. It had been completely burned out and was almost unidentifiable as a result of the damage.

No one was injured.

We inspected the car and later deemed the cause of the fire to be deliberate.

Staffordshire Police are now investigating.

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