THIS is the shocking moment a row of cars are engulfed in flames after an electrical fault sparked a blaze.
Several cars were left completely burnt out after a fire erupted on a street in Peterborough in the middle of the night.
Fire fighters were called to Norfolk Street in the residential area of Millfield in the Cambridgeshire city at 1am on Thursday.
By the morning the charred remains of the vehicles were still left at the side of the road as an investigation was launched.
At least four vehicles were were totally destroyed, with many others nearby suffering fire damage.
Nigel Truss, who lost his Land Rover in the blaze, said his bedroom was “lit up bright orange” during the night by the fire.
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“I looked out and I saw, basically, this first car on fire and a line of petrol, flame, running down the street, my Land Rover on fire and the two cars further down the street on fire,” he told ITV News Anglia.
“It was just horrible, really really horrible.”
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “At just after 1am this morning crews from Stanground and Dogsthorpe were called to a fire on Norfolk Street in Millfield, Peterborough.
“Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire involving several cars.
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“Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels and returned to their stations by 3.40am.
“A crew inspected the scene at 7am to ensure the area was safe.”
The fire and rescue service later confirmed their investigation revealed the fire was started accidentally, with an electrical fault the cause of the blaze.