Essex car showroom fire 'was arson'

Cherrytree garage fire
Image caption Two motor homes on the forecourt were destroyed by the fire

A fire that caused about £200,000 of damage to cars, motor homes and caravans on the forecourt of an Essex car showroom was arson, police said.

Crews were called to Cherrytree Garage, in London Road, Little Clacton, in the early hours of Monday to find the vehicles on fire.

Two motor homes were completely destroyed by the blaze.

Officers want to hear about anyone who was seen acting suspiciously at the time of the fire.

There were several small explosions when tyres burst, but the fire did not spread to the showroom.

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