Pirate FM News 3 minute read

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.

car fire bodmin
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

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

Advice on vehicle theft and arson prevention:

Checklist

Parking:

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.

Property:

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.

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

The damage after major fire at old primary school in St Austell

Cornwall News: The former Carclaze Infants building was 'engulfed in flames'

Fire engine blocked by parked cars at Cornish beauty spot

Cornwall News: Cornwall Wildlife Trust says Kennall Vale has been extremely busy

Newer articles

Young man's death ruled as being 'accidental'

Cornwall News: Josh’s body was discovered on Isles of Scilly

Cornwall's big bailiff problems are revealed

Cornwall News: Almost 500 people in the Duchy have had issues with them

Older articles

Cornwall Business Awards Announce Pirate FM as Key Partner

Cornwall News: Pirate FM will offer one Cornish business a £10,000 marketing campaign

Most read

Big fire breaks out at old Cornish primary school

Cornwall News: Firefighters from seven towns are on the scene near St Austell

12 people rescued from flash rip current at Cornish beach

Cornwall News: A mass rescue was carried out as bathers were dragged out to sea

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall