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Police treating car fires in Helston as arson

Police treating car fires in Helston as arson

Published by Emma Carton at 4:40pm 26th June 2019. (Updated at 4:53pm 26th June 2019)

Police have confirmed they are treating a spate of car fires in Helston as arson.

Six homes had be be evacuated after one burning vehicle rolled into a house.

Firefighters scrambled to the Penberthy Terrace and Oliver's Terrace areas received mutiple 999 calls.

They had to call in back from the around The Lizard in the early hours of Wednesday, but luckily no-one was hurt.

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Police have confirmed they are treating a spate of car fires in Helston in the early hours as arson. Photo: Bradley Morgan

"Police are investigating multiple arsons in the Penberthy Road and Oliver's Terrace areas of Helston in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 26 June) in which several vehicles were set on fire. 

"Emergency services were called at around 2.45am. 

"Residents in six homes in Oliver's Terrace were evacuated after one of the alight vehicles rolled into a property. 

"No-one was injured and all occupants have now been allowed to return to their homes. 

"The affected areas remain closed as police enquiries continue".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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A street had to be evacuated after one of the burning vehicles rolled into a house in Helston. Photo: Bradley Morgan

"At 02:45 this morning, Critical Control received the first of multiple calls to a car on fire in the Helston area. 

"Two appliances were initially mobilised to this incident.

"A few minutes later, more calls were received stating further vehicles were on fire in the nearby vicinity.

"Fire appliances from The Lizard and surrounding area attended".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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Firefighters from across west Cornwall were scrambled to Helston in the early hours, after multple 999 calls to report the car fires

The initial calls started to come through at around 2.45am on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 0086 of 26/06/19.

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