Line of cars, wheelie bins and bikes gutted in Hove fire

The Argus: Line of cars, wheelie bins and bikes gutted in Hove fire Line of cars, wheelie bins and bikes gutted in Hove fire

Seven cars, two communal wheelie bins and a couple of bike were destroyed in a fire in Hove this morning.

The cause of the fire in Connaught Road is currently unknown but police and firefighters are at the scene.

Witnesses said they woke up to hear loud bangs and when they rushed outside they were stunned to see a line of cars on fire.

The Argus spoke to people who had lost their cars.

For the full story see tomorrow’s Argus.

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10:49am Thu 6 Dec 12

Crystal Ball says...

Must have been the Firestarter, twisted Firestarter.
Must have been the Firestarter, twisted Firestarter. Crystal Ball

10:53am Thu 6 Dec 12

baron Von Skidmark says...

Line of cars, wheelie bins and bikes gutted in Hove fire........gutted..
...I'd be well fecked off !!
Line of cars, wheelie bins and bikes gutted in Hove fire........gutted.. ...I'd be well fecked off !! baron Von Skidmark

10:55am Thu 6 Dec 12

brightonmike2011 says...

Really feel for the car owners. I know if this happened to my car I'd be angry beyond comprehension.
Really feel for the car owners. I know if this happened to my car I'd be angry beyond comprehension. brightonmike2011

11:49am Thu 6 Dec 12

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Don't put hot ashes in bins.
Don't put hot ashes in bins. Telscombe Cliffy

12:11pm Thu 6 Dec 12

FC says...

I feel like this part of Hove is always in the news for something bad...
I feel like this part of Hove is always in the news for something bad... FC

1:02pm Thu 6 Dec 12

funkyyoyo says...

i feel sorry for the wheelie bins,where will residents now put there rubbish!!!
i feel sorry for the wheelie bins,where will residents now put there rubbish!!! funkyyoyo

1:40pm Thu 6 Dec 12

davyboy says...

judging by the picture, i would deduce that it was arson. someone must have set fire to the cars, because the nearby building is not damaged
judging by the picture, i would deduce that it was arson. someone must have set fire to the cars, because the nearby building is not damaged davyboy

1:49pm Thu 6 Dec 12

baron Von Skidmark says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Don't put hot ashes in bins.
Or in cars ...?
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Don't put hot ashes in bins.[/p][/quote]Or in cars ...? baron Von Skidmark

4:50pm Thu 6 Dec 12

vogon1 says...

No doubt the traffic Nazis will be along to put a penalty charge notice on each smouldering wreck
No doubt the traffic Nazis will be along to put a penalty charge notice on each smouldering wreck vogon1

8:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

sbenge says...

You joke? It was terrifying, huge and shocking in speed of spread and intensity. Whoever did this should hang their head in shame. Thank you to the Fire Brigade – we were all okay thanks to you.
You joke? It was terrifying, huge and shocking in speed of spread and intensity. Whoever did this should hang their head in shame. Thank you to the Fire Brigade – we were all okay thanks to you. sbenge

9:02pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Cliff Huxtable says...

"The Argus spoke to people who had lost their cars" and pointed them towards the smouldering wrecks? I hope they also spoke to the owners of "a couple of bike" WTF?
"The Argus spoke to people who had lost their cars" and pointed them towards the smouldering wrecks? I hope they also spoke to the owners of "a couple of bike" WTF? Cliff Huxtable

10:54pm Thu 6 Dec 12

magoo says...

This happened in my road and to my car a few years ago. There is a serial arsonist in the area it seems.
This happened in my road and to my car a few years ago. There is a serial arsonist in the area it seems. magoo

4:14am Fri 7 Dec 12

Dirk Von Roden says...

is it a jealousy thing? now some poor folk are going to have a rubbish Christmas all because of some twisted idiot! have they not thought that the cars could be owned by a disabled person or a DR? what about someone on a low wage or even benefits looking for a job? now the police "WILL" find the culprit/sthe CPS or the Magistrates will give them a slapped wrist ! Then the Police will be blamed for not doing their jobs right! Well I offer my sympathies to those affected and hope the Judicial system actually works this time!!
is it a jealousy thing? now some poor folk are going to have a rubbish Christmas all because of some twisted idiot! have they not thought that the cars could be owned by a disabled person or a DR? what about someone on a low wage or even benefits looking for a job? now the police "WILL" find the culprit/sthe CPS or the Magistrates will give them a slapped wrist ! Then the Police will be blamed for not doing their jobs right! Well I offer my sympathies to those affected and hope the Judicial system actually works this time!! Dirk Von Roden

9:23am Fri 7 Dec 12

Joshiman says...

Five years minimum with no parole.Zero tolerance.
Five years minimum with no parole.Zero tolerance. Joshiman

1:25pm Fri 7 Dec 12

Roundbill says...

magoo wrote:
This happened in my road and to my car a few years ago. There is a serial arsonist in the area it seems.
Two incidents in several years is hardly a serial.
[quote][p][bold]magoo[/bold] wrote: This happened in my road and to my car a few years ago. There is a serial arsonist in the area it seems.[/p][/quote]Two incidents in several years is hardly a serial. Roundbill

1:50pm Fri 7 Dec 12

thevoiceoftruth says...

Probably someone set fire to a communal bin rather than one of the cars. Happens a lot and if it was placed close to a parked car - boom. Sorry for those involved and hope they find the idiot/s that did it. Someone set fire to the paper recycling bin where I used to live and luckily the fire brigade were there 5 mins after I rang them or I reckon quite a few cars would have been destroyed.
Probably someone set fire to a communal bin rather than one of the cars. Happens a lot and if it was placed close to a parked car - boom. Sorry for those involved and hope they find the idiot/s that did it. Someone set fire to the paper recycling bin where I used to live and luckily the fire brigade were there 5 mins after I rang them or I reckon quite a few cars would have been destroyed. thevoiceoftruth

7:26am Sun 9 Dec 12

Dirk Von Roden says...

see how catching this "Jumping to conclusions is ?? Even I have done it! the latest is it was an electrical fire!!
see how catching this "Jumping to conclusions is ?? Even I have done it! the latest is it was an electrical fire!! Dirk Von Roden

8:49pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Resident in Hanover says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Don't put hot ashes in bins.
I live in Hanover and I have these smelly bins right outside my front door.

If these had been burnt, I would not be writing this now.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Don't put hot ashes in bins.[/p][/quote]I live in Hanover and I have these smelly bins right outside my front door. If these had been burnt, I would not be writing this now. Resident in Hanover

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