Arson suspected after car fire in West Reading
January 13, 2013
Arsonists are suspected of causing a car fire in West Reading last night.
A crew from Dee Road fire station was called to Portman Square, Portman Road, shortly before midnight where a BMW 3 Series convertible was ablaze.
One firefighter using breathing apparatus and hose reel extinguished the flames.
The crew spent half an hour at the scene and police also attended.
Crew manager Graham Chandler said: "The car was ruined. As it was a convertible the fire had taken the roof off quite quickly and all the inside had gone and it had cracked under the engine.
"There was nobody with it and the fire appeared to have started around the dashboard and not under the engine which is why we suspect it may have been arson."
Anyone with information can call Thames Valle Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.