The Smithy Family – who rose to fame on TikTok – has confirmed that their house has been burnt down in what is believed to be an arson attack.
Nick and Jess Smithy escaped with their newborn son and two young daughters, Isabelle, 9, and Amelia, 6, after they discovered that their car was on fire at 10pm on July 15.
Opening up about what had happened online, former builder, Nick, said: “I’m doing this video because people have already uploaded videos of the fire.
“We all got out the house okay, the kids are fine… the dogs are okay. The house is not okay. The kids are at a safe place.”
He added: “It’s unforgivable.”
According to firefighters on the scene, the family’s car, five mobility scooters and the guttering of the property have been destroyed. Plus, a window and drain of their neighbour’s property were caught in the fire.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade commented: “We were called to reports of a car alight that had spread up the outside of the house.
“There were a number of mobility scooters parked outside which had caught alight and were producing a large amount of smoke and flames.
“Everyone was out of the building before we arrived, and crews worked incredibly hard to prevent further damage to the inside of the property and to neighbouring properties.
“Our fire investigation dogs also attended to help identify any ignitable substances present.”
Many of the family’s followers are now urging them to quit social media – at least temporarily – and stop posting videos about their home life.
The Smithy family has been targetted by trolls in the past and this has led to their address being leaked online.
Bizarrely, they’ve been sent takeaways they never ordered and, on some occasions, escorts have turned up at their doorstep, reports The Sun.
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