A quiet residential street was whipped into a flurry of panic after a "fire tornado" incinerated eight cars in an overnight inferno.
Residents on a Stamford-based road say the series of bonfires and subsequent burnt cars were like something out of a movie, with damage not just done to vehicles but property too.
The blaze was eventually extinguished by crews from three separate fire stations, with some residents living along the road reportedly still in shock over the horrifying blaze.
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One resident has even alleged the blaze was so strong that it burnt the plastic off the front of his house, and that they had noticed a series of fires in the street.
Resident Lee Villette said: "I woke up to go to the toilet, looked out the window and noticed there was a car on fire. Then another one started so I called the fire service at around 2.26am.
"I went to put clothes on, came out and the plastic was melting off the front of my house so I had to deal with that first.
"It was like a fire tornado, the wind was blowing and the fire was going up, all the cars were just catching one after the other.
"I've never experienced heat like that in my life, I'm still shocked. It was like something out of a movie scene."
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Two police cars were also destroyed in the blaze which resident Brian Naylor lamented as "one of those things you can't do much about".
He added: "I'm just glad no one was hurt."
A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "Crews from Stamford, Market Deeping and Bourne all attended Edward Road, Stamford at around 2.30am after reports of vehicles on fire.
"There has been fire damage to eight vehicles, heat damage to the exterior of the nearby flats and fire damage to front windows, front doors and the fences of a couple of neighbouring properties.
"Fire investigation officers are currently in attendance to determine the cause."
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