Cars and caravan destroyed in Yate arson attack

August 21 2019
Cars and caravan destroyed in Yate arson attack

AN arson attack on a Yate scrapyard in the early hours of this morning destroyed 12 cars and a caravan.

Firefighters from the town's fire station were called to Victoria Recovery in North Road after a 999 call at around 1.15am reporting that vehicles were on fire.

Two crews went to the scene and police were also called in.

Firefighters needed breathing apparatus as they tackled the flames using jets, hoses and foam.

Yate Fire Station staff said the fire had been "quickly brought under control".

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Yate firefighters at the scene of the overnight arson attack

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire was believed to have started deliberately and police say they are treating the incident as suspicious.


Anyone with information about the fire should call the police on 101 and quote the crime reference number 5219 192 111.

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Wrecked cars after the fire was extinguished. All pictures courtesy of Yate Fire Station/Avon Fire & Rescue Service