A car fire that broke out in Tormarton yesterday (Thursday) is thought to have been started deliberately.

Two crews from Yate fire station were called to Acton Turville Road shortly after 3.20am.

On arrival, firefighters found one car well alight and used breathing apparatus for safety and a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire.

The cause is thought to be deliberate.

It was a busy night for Yate firefighters who also attended a chimney fire.