Arson investigation launched after car fire outside Sunderland home

A fire which spread from a car to a Sunderland cottage is suspected to have been started deliberately.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 1:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 2:21 pm

Twelve firefighters were called to Grafton Street, Millfield, in the early hours of Wednesday, December 4 following reports of a Land Rover Freelander on fire.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman told the Echo: "Shortly before 2.15am today (Wednesday), we received a report a vehicle was on fire on Grafton Street, Sunderland.

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Scene of a fire at Grafton Street, Millfield.

"Emergency services attended and the fire, which had then spread to a nearby property was extinguished. Nobody was injured.

"An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, which police are treating as suspected arson.”

Contact 101 quoting reference 0066 041219 with any information or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The fire began in a Land Rover and spread to the building.