Fri, 21 Aug 2015
A car was torched in a Calcot suspected arson last night (Thurs).
One fire engine from Dee Road Fire Station, in Tilehurst, was called at 10.45pm to Carston Grove, where a Ford Focus was well alight.
A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze with a hosereel.
The car, believed stolen, was destroyed in the blaze, with people carrying petrol cans seen running away from the scene, according to firefighters, who left after 45 minutes.
No-one was hurt.
The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) recorded the incident as a suspected arson and informed police accordingly.
Thames Valley Police were called at 11pm and said one person was seeing running away from the scene.
Police are treating the incident as a suspected arson and anyone with information is asked to telephone the non emergency police telephone number, 101, quoting reference number 43150237117.