Family escape suspected arson in Amesbury

Family escape suspected arson in Amesbury

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 11:09am 7th November 2019.

2 minute read

A car fire spread to a home in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 7th November).

Police were called to Countess Road just after 1.30am, as the fire service were dealing with a blaze.

The fire was already out by the time officers arrived, but it is thought to have been started deliberately.

PC Tom Giles said: 

"Although the cause of the fire is not known at this stage, it is believed to have been started between midnight and 1.00am at the front of a vehicle parked near to a property. The fire spread from the vehicle to the side of the house causing damage to a kitchen."


There were people inside the house that was affected by this morning's incident.

Luckily, they were able to get out without any injuries.

A Ford Focus and a Vauxhall Meriva were also damaged in the fire.

The area of Amesbury where the incident happened early this morning


Officers are treating what happened as an arson incident, and they're asking anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the Countess Road area to get in touch.

There are also some enquiries being carried out to see if there is any CCTV footage from the area.

If you can help, you're asked to call 101 and quote crime reference number 54190110685. 

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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