Late night blaze spread from one car to the rest in El Chaparral

A fire incinerated four cars in on Calle Picasso in Torrevieja, in urbanisation El Chaparral during the night early on Tuesday morning. It happened at about 2:16am when one car started to burn and the flames quickly spread to the cars parked beside it, according to Provincial Fire Brigade sources.

Fire fighters came from the Torrevieja fire station and worked to put out the blaze for just over an hour. Two of the cars were completely destroyed while the other two were partially. The fire fighters also worked to clean up the street, which had been covered with fuel.

The Guardia Civil are investigating whether it was a deliberate fire or if it was caused by an electrical fault in one of the vehicles.