PICTURE UPDATE: Lorry and cars set alight in suspected arson attacks in Chesham

A lorry and two cars were set alight in suspected arson attacks in separate incidents in Chesham in the early hours of yesterday (Saturday) morning. Firefighters from Amersham and Berkhampsted were called out to a car fire spreading to a hedge in Lyndhurst Road at 3.24am, where they used two hose reels to tackle the blaze, and one set of breathing apparatus. Crews from High Wycombe then attended another car fire in Pearce Road at 3.48am, where they also used a hose reel and breathing apparatus.

Firefighters from Amersham were called out to a lorry blaze in Shortway at around 4.40am. The fire was out on arrival. Bucks Fire tweeted a picture of a burnt out car and fire crews at the scene of one of the incidents.

It is not known whether the incidents were linked, however police became involved to “establish motive and any possible suspects”.

Firefighters attended three deliberate vehicle fires in Chesham this morning. Know anything about them? Ring 101 https://t.co/w04Gh7XXSu pic.twitter.com/QLaUGpeWH2[1][2]

— Bucks and MK Fire (@Bucksfire) March 25, 2017[3]

Currently working with @bucksfire to establish motivate and any possible suspects.

Lots of police and fire activity. https://t.co/Wmq78aQnmx[4][5]

— Supt Yvette Hitch (@YvetteHitch) March 25, 2017[6]


  1. ^ https://t.co/w04Gh7XXSu (t.co)
  2. ^ pic.twitter.com/QLaUGpeWH2 (t.co)
  3. ^ March 25, 2017 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ @bucksfire (twitter.com)
  5. ^ https://t.co/Wmq78aQnmx (t.co)
  6. ^ March 25, 2017 (twitter.com)

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