Three cars were destroyed and three others severely damaged after a fire broke out in cars parked on a residential street.
The Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the shooting on Norfolk Street in Millfield, Peterborough, at 01:00 BST.
The fire service said crews wearing respirators put out the flames by 03.40.
Resident John Burgess said the fire also damaged windows and doors in many homes.Read:More wildfires across UK feared as temperatures forecast to reach 35C | UK weather
HE said three cars were “burned” and three others were damaged, including a Land Rover Defender and a BMW X6.
The fire service said the crew had searched the site at 07:00 to “make sure the area was safe”.
She added that the cause of the fire was accidental.Read:Cost of living support package being ‘worked up’ for next PM | Politics News