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PHOTOS: The damage after car fire in Bodmin

PHOTOS: The damage after car fire in Bodmin

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:25pm 12th December 2018. (Updated at 8:43am 13th December 2018)

This is the damage after a car caught fire in Bodmin.

Firefighters were called to Beacon Hill just after midnight on Wednesday.

The vehicle was found alight and crews had to use three hosereels to put the blaze out.

Officials think it might have been arson and police have been told.

It comes just weeks after another family in Bodmin woke up to find their car set on fire and burnt to the ground.

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Damage was also caused to the building after a car fire in Bodmin

"Two fire appliances from Bodmin Community Fire Station attended a car fire that was close to a building.

"Firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, used three hosereels to extinguish the fire.

"Slight fire damage was sustained to a garage.

"Arson is suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police have been informed."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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Another family in Bodmin woke up to find their car on fire last month

Advice on vehicle theft and arson prevention:



If you have a garage, use it and remember to lock it. When away from home try to park in a well lit open location and when parking in a public car park, look for one that is well supervised (preferably a "Secure Car Park" scheme approved car park) with good lighting and security cameras and avoid dark corners.

Doors and windows:

Lock the doors, windows, boot and sunroof every time you leave your car, however briefly.

Alarms and immobilisers:

If you have an alarm or immobiliser, use it every time you park. Most cars already have steering locks, but an additional immobilising device is worth considering.


Do not leave property on display. If you can, take your belongings with you. If you cannot, lock everything out of sight in the boot.

Report abandoned cars to the Police:

Stolen cars that are abandoned may then be set on fire. Reporting an abandoned or suspicious car to the police could help someone to get their car back intact.

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