A CAR has been destroyed by arsonists.
Mike Williams had only bought the BMW 3-Series a few weeks ago but it was left a smouldering shell as a result of the blaze.
A spokesman for North Wales Fire Service said the cause was deliberate ignition and police are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to get in touch with officers.
Mr Williams, 43, was at home in Pen y Wern, Rhos, at about 10.30pm on Monday when a neighbour knocked on his door to alert him to the danger.
“I’d like to thank her for raising the alarm,” he said. “She told me the car was on fire.
“I went to phone the fire service straight away and also got a bucket of water to try to put the flames out,” said Mr Williams.
“But my wife, Nicola, told me to get back for safety’s sake. There wasn’t much I could do about the situation. The firefighters were here pretty quickly, but the car was well alight. The interior was gutted and windows popped.”
Mr Williams, a home improvements consultant, added: “I need the car for my work.
Now I will have to get in contact with my insurance company to try to get everything sorted out as soon as possible. I have no idea why anyone would do something like this.”
A spokesman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters from Johnstown attended the incident. They were called at about 10.40pm and officers used water from one hosereel and wore breathing apparatus to tackle the flames.
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said officers were called to the scene just before 11pm.
“If anyone has information on the incident they can get in contact with the police by dialling 101,” Mr McGivern added.