Video shows firefighters tackle suspected arson attack

Firefighters tackle suspected arson attack Credit: MEN SYNDICATION

This is the moment firefighters tackled a blazing car after a suspected arson attack in Levenshulme.

Panicked residents dialled 999 after a ‘loud bang’ was heard on Rushmere Avenue at 9.30pm on Tuesday evening.

Crews arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames.

The dramatic footage from the scene shows firefighters braving the inferno to douse the fire, leaving behind the shell of a destroyed car.

One fire crew from Gorton station attended the blaze.They used breaking-in gear and breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said the fire involved a Toyota Aygo and is thought to have been started deliberately.

An investigation into the attack is continuing.

Resident Chris Hales, who filmed the footage from his window, said: