1. ITV Report

Thousands of pounds worth of classic cars destroyed in Suffolk fire

Thousands of pounds worth of classic cars were destroyed in a Suffolk fire at an industrial unit holding vintage cars.

Crews were called to Boasts Industrial Park in Worlingham, near Beccles, on Friday, February 1. It took eight fire appliances, an aerial ladder platform and a water carrier to tackle the blaze.

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Amongst the vehicles wrecked by the fire was a New York Police Department van, thought to have been at the Twin Towers during 9/11.

An NYPD van, thought to have been at the Twin Towers, was amongst the classic cars destroyed by the fire. Credit: ITV Anglia

"It was being brought up to spec to be used this summer in shows, weddings and proms for a customer of ours.

Inexplicably, the engine really burst into flames with a real bang, and by the time we got the fire extinguishers and stuff it had accelerated really rapidly."

– Terence Boast, owner of Boasts Industrial Park
Owner of Boasts Industrial Park left 'gutted' after fire. Credit: ITV Anglia
Pictures from the aftermath of the fire show the extent of the damage. Credit: ITV Anglia

The fire that 'accelerated rapidly' also destroyed a fully restored 1966 Mustang and Mr Boast's very own vintage Mark IV Jaguar.

An investigation into the fire is taking place today, February 4, to try and establish the cause of the blaze.