Shocking moment row of cars on British street engulfed in FLAMES after an electrical fault sparked blaze

Shocking moment row of cars on British street engulfed in FLAMES after an electrical fault sparked blaze

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.

At least four cars were completely burnt out and several others badly damaged in the blaze
At least four cars were completely burnt out and several others badly damaged in the blazeCredit: Terry Harris
Hardly anything remained of this vehicle after the fire
Hardly anything remained of this vehicle after the fireCredit: Terry Harris
A row of cars were left burnt out in the Peterborough street
A row of cars were left burnt out in the Peterborough streetCredit: Terry Harris
The fire service said the blaze had been started by an electrical fault
The fire service said the blaze had been started by an electrical faultCredit: Terry Harris

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.

Fire fighters battled for more than two hours to extinguish the blaze
Fire fighters battled for more than two hours to extinguish the blazeCredit: Terry Harris
Owners of a burnt out car inspect the extensive damage to their vehicle
Owners of a burnt out car inspect the extensive damage to their vehicleCredit: Terry Harris
Fire crews attended the blaze at around 1am Thursday morning
Fire crews attended the blaze at around 1am Thursday morningCredit: Terry Harris
The blaze broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning
The blaze broke out in the early hours of Thursday morningCredit: Terry Harris

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