Police investigating Totterdown fire after BMW destroyed and three other cars damaged

By Estel Farell Roig

Three cars were damaged and one was destroyed after a BMW was set on fire last night.

Avon and Somerset Police is investigating the blaze on Fitzroy Street, Totterdown, after Avon Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it was started deliberately.

The force said a black BMW X6 was set on fire at 8.45pm, with the blaze also damaging three other vehicles parked nearby.

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A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Police are investigating a fire which destroyed a car and damaged others after the fire and rescue service confirmed it was started deliberately.

"It happened at about 20.45pm on Thursday (January 13) in Fitzroy Street, Totterdown. A black BMX X6 was set on fire.

"Avon Fire and Rescue Service attended and dealt with the fire, which also damaged a Vauxhall Corsa, Vauxhall Astra and a Mazda Bongo parked nearby."

Enquiries are ongoing any anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked to call 101 and give the reference number 522202010359.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The fire service said last night that the fire also affected wheelie bins.

In a statement, Avon and Fire Rescue Service said last night: "Crews from Temple were called to reports of a car fire at 20:38.

"On arrival, crews found a large fire affecting multiple cars and wheelie bins.

"With two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, crews used two high pressure hose reels and a 45mm covering jet to extinguish the fire.

"Also in use were battery operated spreaders and a thermal imaging camera to ensure that the scene had been made safe.

"The cause of the incident is thought to have been deliberate ignition."

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