A VEHICLE was "completely destroyed' in an early morning blaze in a Wrexham village.

Johnstown Fire Station was called to the car fire in Rhos at 1.55am on Monday, November 20.

The vehicle suffered 100% fire damage and was in close proximity to a property at the time of the incident.

In a statement shared on Facebook, a fire service spokesperson said: "Upon arrival 1 x Breathing Apparatus and 2 x Hose Reel Jets were used to quickly knock back the fire and protect the property.

"Property was inspected with a Thermal Imaging Camera for minor heat damage, and a 'safe and well check' was completed with the occupier.

"Crews carrying out safe and well check tested smoke alarms within property, and highlighted possible risks and hazards.

"The cause is believed to be deliberate ignition. The vehicle was completely destroyed. We received the call at 1.51am this morning."

Due to the fire being suspected arson, North Wales Police were also requested and attended the scene.



A North Wales Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 2.30am on Monday, November 20th, we were called to assist colleagues from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service following a vehicle fire in the Wern Las area of Rhos, Wrexham.

“The fire is suspected to have been a deliberate ignition and our enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with police using reference number A183961, or by calling the independent charity CrimeStoppers anonymously.”