A family has been left devasted after fire ripped through their mobile home business in Long Sutton.
John Hoey was in bed after baby sitting his grandchildren when he heard the shocking news there was a fire at Statics 4 Sale, which he runs with his sons.
Nine mobile homes at the business in Wisbech Road were destroyed and two more caravans received 50 per cent damage,
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were alerted just before midnight on Boxing Day. Six crews from Long Sutton, Holbeach, Boston, Wisbech, Terrington and West Walton attended.
Today Mr Hoey, who has run a company in the area for 10 years and been at the site in Wisbeck Road for three of them, was counting the cost of the loss. He said: “This has devasted us all. We usually do an end-of-year stock take and between £40,000 and £50,000 of caravans are gone.
“That’s a third of our stock and it will take a couple of years to recover from this.
“We are just glad that no-one was injured. Police have told us they think the cause is probably arson. The caravans are dry and it takes just minutes for them to go up.
“Whoever is responsible didn’t realise what they were playing with fire. If anyone was in a caravan they wouldn’t have stood a chance.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101.