ARSONISTS struck three times on an estate in less than an hour.
Fire crews were called to three deliberate fires in neighbouring streets in Caia Park shortly after midnight on Saturday, with damage caused to property.
The most significant damage was to a car, torched on Gwenfro while its owners were asleep in bed.
Sean Pruett and partner Lindsey Humphreys had parked their Vauxhall Vectra vehicle on the car park behind their property as usual when it was set on fire shortly before 1am.
“It’s basically a write off now as we can’t drive it,” said Mr Pruett, 44. “We were asleep and then found out this had happened. It was a shock and it is annoying people have done this. They have gained nothing from it.
“We’ve read in the Leader about cars being set on fire and then the same thing is done to your car.
“You park it outside your home as usual and then someone does this to it, it’s disgusting.”
The past two years have seen a large number of deliberate car fires in the Caia Park area, as well as other parts of Wrexham. This has included vehicles being torched on driveways and outside properties.
“There seems to be a problem with just a few people,” added Mr Pruett.
“I grew up here and know most people. There are a lot of very good people who will help you out.
“I have lived here for about 10 to 11 years after coming back and had no problems whatsoever. Unfortunately there seems to be a few youngsters causing trouble.
“But so many people who live here have been very supportive to us after the fire.”
A spokesman for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was started deliberately and caused 25 per cent fire damage to the vehicle.
Two hose reels were used to extinguish the blaze.
It was the second of three callouts for the fire service in the early hours of Saturday to Caia Park to deliberate fires.
A letterbox at a property on Queensway sustained smouldering damage after being set on fire, with crews called at about 12.25am.
At 1.20am they were again called out to Gwenfro after a shed was deliberately set on fire. A small amount of damage was caused.
Nobody is believed to have been injured in the incidents.
The fire service spokesman said police have been informed of the fires.
It has not been confirmed if the deliberate fires are being treated as connected.
l A VEHICLE suffered damage after catching fire on Gardden Industrial Estate, Ruabon.
Fire crews were called shortly before 11.30am yesterday.
A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the fire started accidentally.
There were no injuries but damage was caused to the vehicle’s engine compartment and tyres.