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Separate arsons overnight being investigated

Police across the Westcountry are investigating two suspected arsons overnight.

A car was set alight in Yeovil's Boundary Road just after 5pm while another vehicle was also set alight in a lane near Totnes just after 8pm.

A spokesperson for Devon & Somerset fire service said: "Two fire appliances from Yeovil attended a car on fire that was spreading to a second car in a car park. 

"Crews arrived on scene and got to work with two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet. 

"The fire was extinguished, but the first car was completely destroyed. The second suffered moderate damage. 

"The cause of the fire was deemed deliberate ignition."

The added that they were called to Huxhams Cross, Dartington, at 8.15pm, saying: "One fire appliance from Totnes was sent to a car on fire down a lane. 

"Crews arrived and confirmed the vehicle well alight. Crews got to work with two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet, and requested assistance from a second appliance, which was sent from Buckfastleigh.

"Crews began using compressed air foam and a hydraulic spreading tool in order to gain access to the vehicles engine bay. 

"The fire was fully extinguished, the cause of which was deemed to be deliberate. 

"The vehicle was severely damaged by the fire.

After that a crew from the Wiltshire and Dorset fire service were also called out at 9.16pm, a spokesperson said: "One crew from Yeovil assisted us in Coles Lane, Yetminster where they made a property that had been affected by flood safe by isolating the electricity supply."

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