TikTok stars the Smithy family say they have been victims of arson attack


A family of TikTok stars have claimed they are victims of an arson attack which saw their family home go up in smoke.

The Smithy Family shared footage of the aftermath of the blaze at their semi-detached house in Bexleyheath with their 2.5million followers this afternoon.

Father Nick Smith told viewers that ‘two people’ were responsible for the fire and they ‘could’ve killed our family’.  

London Fire Brigade said 20 firefighters rushed to the scene last night after flames from a burning car ‘spread up the outside of the house’ and set a ‘number of mobility scooters’ alight.

Father Nick Smith (pictured) told viewers that 'two people' were responsible for the fire and they 'could've killed our family'

A family of TikTok stars have claimed they are victims of an arson attack which saw their family home go up in smoke. Father Nick Smith told viewers that ‘two people’ were responsible for the fire and they ‘could’ve killed our family’

Police were called by the London Fire Brigade shortly after 11pm on Wednesday night

Police were called by the London Fire Brigade shortly after 11pm on Wednesday night

On realising their home was ablaze, Mr Smith and his partner Jess grabbed their daughters Amelia, six, and Isabella, nine, and newborn baby son Teddy and rushed outside at around 10pm. 

The fire was put out by 12.30am and the cause of the blaze is ‘under investigation’, Met Police said.

In a video shared to the family’s TikTok account, Mr Smith shows the charred remains of the car which caught fire.

The video also shows his burnt out house, still glowing orange from the devastating fire. 

The family’s popularity on the video-sharing app has lead to online address leaks – resulting in bizarre deliveries turning up at their house unordered. 

Mr Smith in another emotional video posted today

Mr Smith wipes his fingers along the smoke coating the walls of his daughters' bedroom

In another emotional video posted today, Mr Smith (left) wipes his fingers along the smoke coating the walls (right) of his daughters’ bedroom

London Fire Brigade said 20 firefighters rushed to the scene last night after flames from a burning car 'spread up the outside of the house' and set a 'number of mobility scooters' alight

London Fire Brigade said 20 firefighters rushed to the scene last night after flames from a burning car ‘spread up the outside of the house’ and set a ‘number of mobility scooters’ alight

London Fire Brigade were called to reports of a car alight that had spread up the outside of the house last night (the aftermath, pictured)

London Fire Brigade were called to reports of a car alight that had spread up the outside of the house last night (the aftermath, pictured)

On one occasion, an escort arrived at the door of the family’s home. Police have not said if the fire was targeted arson.

In one clip, Mr Smith says: ‘I’m doing this video because people have already uploaded videos of the fire.

‘We all got out of the house ok. Kids are fine. Me and Jess are fine, the dogs are ok.’

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Father Nick Smith and his partner Jess shared funny videos of their children Amelia, six, and Isabella, nine.

He launched the account when his daughter said he was ‘too embarrassing’ so had to create his own platform.

The family was so popular, Nick was able to give up his job as a builder to do social media full time.

Alongside funny pranks and snippets of family life, the Smiths used their platform to raise money for charity.

They collected £60,000 worth of gifts for the Salvation Army over Christmas.

They now have 2.5million followers on TikTok. 

Breaking into tears he added: ‘The house isn’t ok. Jess and the kids are in a safe place.’

We went on to add: ‘To the two people who have done this. 

‘You could’ve killed our family. And not only our family but our neighbours, my friends. It’s unforgivable.’    

In another emotional video posted today, Mr Smith wipes his fingers along the smoke coating the walls of his daughters’ bedroom.

He says: ‘My girls were in this room. But that doesn’t matter to you does it.

‘One of you filmed while the other one did it. 

‘I don’t think you realise the consequences of what you’ve done.’

‘It’s my little girls’ room man. They got it how they want it.’ 

He added: ‘I’ve worked so hard all my life to do the right thing.’

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: ‘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.’

There were a number of mobility scooters parked outside which had caught alight and were producing a large amount of smoke and flames (the aftermath, pictured)

There were a number of mobility scooters parked outside which had caught alight and were producing a large amount of smoke and flames (the aftermath, pictured)

A 'number of mobility scooters' caught alight in the blaze last night. The flames spread up the house

A ‘number of mobility scooters’ caught alight in the blaze last night. The flames spread up the house

Officers and the London Fire Brigade attended the scene and the fire was extinguished at approximately 12.30am, Met Police said

Officers and the London Fire Brigade attended the scene and the fire was extinguished at approximately 12.30am, Met Police said

The force said nobody was injured in the blaze (the aftermath, pictured) and enquiries are ongoing

The force said nobody was injured in the blaze (the aftermath, pictured) and enquiries are ongoing

The fire brigade said the exterior soffits, fascia and guttering of a semi-detached house were destroyed by fire

The fire brigade said the exterior soffits, fascia and guttering of a semi-detached house were destroyed by fire

A Met Police spokesman added: ‘Police were called by the London Fire Brigade at approximately 23:06hrs on Wednesday, 15 July to a fire.

‘Officers and the London Fire Brigade (LFB) attended and the fire was extinguished at approximately 00:30hrs.

‘The cause of the fire is under investigation.’

The force said nobody was injured in the blaze and enquiries are ongoing.

Met Police said the cause of the fire is under investigation - but stressed there were no injuries

Met Police said the cause of the fire is under investigation – but stressed there were no injuries

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