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Kent TikTok stars Smithy Family devastated after their house is set alight

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A Kent family who had become famous on TikTok have claimed their house was badly damaged in an arson attack.

The family, who live in Welling on the Kent border, have managed to accrue 2.6 million followers posting humorous videos.

However, they claim that level of fame has seen their personal information shared online, leading to 'doxxing'.

Parents Nick and Jess Smith had to evacuate their young daughters, Isabella, 9, and Amelia, 6, and their newborn baby boy from their house when they realised their car was on fire at around 10pm on Wednesday night (July 14).

This spread to the exterior of their semi-detached house, and mobility scooters and the contents of a skip in front of the property were also burned as well.

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Nick was emotional in an update video posted to the family TikTok account earlier today where he was inside his daughter's bedroom which had been partially burned.

He addressed the two people who were allegedly involved in the arson, saying how one of them committed the act while the other one filmed it.

"My girls were in this room, but that doesn't matter to you does it?" he said.

Tributes are flooding Twitter for The Smithy Family who took to TikTok last night to reveal that their house had burned down in a huge fire. If you’re on TikTok, you definitely will have heard of The Smithy Family. The British family from South London consists of former builder and dad Nick, his partner Jess and their four children who all make funny videos and have racked up over 2.5 million followers. They’re usually known for their lighthearted, comedic skits, but this week they’ve revealed some terrible news. n the early hours of Thursday morning (July 15th), Nick Smith took to TikTok to reveal some devastating news. After receiving harassment for months, their family home in South London was set on fire, but thankfully they all got out and no one was injured. “So I’m doing this video as people already uploaded videos of the fire. We all got out the house ok. The kids are fine, Teddy is fine, Jack and Amy are fine, me and Jess are fine, the dogs are ok. The house ain’t ok,” he said before revealing that everyone was at a “safe place”. “To the two people that done this and could’ve killed our family, and not only our family and our neighbours, but my friends, it’s unforgivable,” he added. Nick accused two specific people for purposely setting the house on fire, but at the time of writing this, it is unknown who these people are. In a second video uploaded to TikTok just minutes later, Nick shared clips of the devastation that the fire had caused. He walked past a number of fire vehicles and showed that the road had been closed off before showing his family home which was completely black and covered in ash. In a third video, Nick then showed himself sleeping in his car outside the house, and despite the tragic events of the night, uploaded his usual good morning message to his fans. “I can’t not do it, it just ain’t in me not to do it, but good morning beautiful people, I hope you have a good day,” he said.

"I don't think you realise the consequences of what you've done.

"It's my little girl's room man, they've got it how they want it," he added as he broke down in tears.

Fire crews from Bexley, Plumstead and Erith fire stations attended the scene, and had the situation under control in just under an hour and a half.

Sub officer Tim Sammons, who was at the scene, 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.

“Our fire investigation dogs also attended to help identify any ignitable substances present.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the brigade and Met Police.

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