A MOTHER of four young girls has slammed 'sick' arsonists who torched her car yards from the family home.

The 30-year-old said the fire on Daisy Avenue in Farnworth put her children's lives at risk.

The 30-year-old, who does not want to be named, said: “If the fire hadn’t been spotted it could have spread to the house.

“The engine could have blown and the fire would have caught the property.

“How could someone do this knowing their were kids in the house, whoever did this is sick. Innocent kids could have been hurt”

The children range from a five-month-old baby to 13-years-old.

Fortunately the fire was spotted and firefighters arrived and stopped it from spreading to the property.

But the mother said she no longer feels safe in the property.

“I am moving, I just don’t feel safe, I didn’t sleep that night and won’t sleep until I have moved, “ she said.

She added: “I have been here two-and-half-years and never been happier and now I will have to move.

“My six-year-old was too scared to sleep here and slept at a friend’s house.”

The car is still parked on the drive as police carry out their investigation. They were at the house throughout the day on Sunday following the fire.

“Everyone time I see the car I just cry, “ she said, “The car was so close to the house.

“I have no access to transport, my mum who lives in Breightmet has cancer, I visit her every day, and now I don’t have a car.”

Police confirmed the blaze which destroyed a Ford Focus, which parked on the driveway, is being treated as arson and have appealed for information.

Firefighters were called to Daisy Avenue in Farnworth at 12.30am on Sunday where they found flames issuing from the front of a blue Ford Focus.

The mother appealed to people with information to contact police.

Farnworth watch manager Steve Coote said: “It was quite distressing for everyone concerned.”

Firefighters will be visiting homes this week, offering free smoke alarms and speaking with residents to reassure them in light of the incident.

A police spokesman said anyone with information should ring 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111 quoting log number 153/June 10