TWO sports cars parked on the same road were deliberately set alight last night.

Firefighters were called to Laxford Grove, in Ladybridge, at around half past midnight to reports that the high value Mercedes cars, parked just a few doors apart, were on fire.

Arsonists had smashed the back windows of the car and used accelerant to set the cars ablaze.

The owners quickly realised their vehicles were on fire and were able to control the fire with buckets of water while waiting for fire crews.

There was also a failed attempt to set another vehicle on fire.

Chris Wilcox, crew manager, said: "The damage wasn't that bad, it was contained to the back seats of the vehicles. They controlled it and we went and made sure it was extinguished.

"The cars were quite a distance from the houses so there wasn't really any danger it would spread."

But despite the limit damage Mr Wilcox said it had been a traumatic night for the cars' owners.

He said: "They were quite distressed, they were quite worried that this has happened to them."

Firefighters have reported the fires to the police who will take the investigation forward.

Mr Wilcox said: "To us it was blatantly obvious that it was deliberate because the back window was smashed and accelerant used and it's two sports vehicles at the same time—it's not going to be an accident."

Police have confirmed the are investigating the incident but have made no arrests so far.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference 74 of September 9 or, alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.