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Multiple cars burnt out in Peterborough after suspected electrical fault

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Fire which ripped through multiple cars on a Peterborough street was accidental, an investigation has revealed.

A number of cars were burnt out in what is thought to have an electrical fault.

A number of cars were burnt out in what is thought to have an electrical fault.

Cambridgeshire fire and rescue said they responded to the incident in Norfolk Street, Peterborough, in the early hours of Thursday.

A number of cars were burnt out in what is thought to have an electrical fault.

“Crews were dealing with a fire involving multiple cars, which also affected two houses,” said a fire service spokesperson.

A number of cars were burnt out in what is thought to have an electrical fault.

A number of cars were burnt out in what is thought to have an electrical fault.

A number of cars were burnt out in what is thought to have an electrical fault.

“An investigation determined that the most likely cause of the fire was accidental.”
A number of cars were burnt out in what is thought to have an electrical fault.

The fire service was alerted at around 1am and by morning many of the charred remains of the burnt-out cars were still in situ.

Early estimates put the number of burnt-out vehicles as four.

Resident Nigel Truss, who lost his Land Rover in the blaze, told ITV News Anglia: “It was just horrible, really really horrible.”

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