A COUPLE in Farnworth have had their car destroyed by a fire three times.

A silver Vauxhall Omega estate parked at Henry Morse Court in Bradford Street was ablaze on Sunday February 17.

Firefighters from Farnworth station were called to the fire in Bradford Street at about 6.30am and an investigation has been launched.

Crew manager Neil Hill said: “There was a risk of the vehicle reigniting so we had to cut the dashboard and seats out so we could guarantee the fire was out for good.

“The entire car was completely destroyed.”

The police have been notified and an investigation will take place to determine how the fire started.

The car belonged to the parents of Janet Tate, who said it is the third time her parents have lost a car to fire.

She continued that the street seems to be a problem spot.

Ms Tate said: “Another car has been set on fire outside Henry Morse Court, in Bradford Street. This is my parents’ third time.

“Other residents have had their cars damaged and the bins that get set on fire on Bradford Street Park are usually from here as well.”

Crews used cutting equipment to make the vehicle safe, as well as a hose reel to put out the flames. They remained in attendance for about 90 minutes.