Original article from Kent Live
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.
"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.