Thousands of pounds worth of remote control cars have been destroyed after a stray firework set a shed on fire.
Fire crews were able to rescue six of the cars from the shed at the height of the blaze in Brierley Hill.
But up to six others were wreaked and other vital parts for the cars were badly damaged in the fire on Saturday night.
And spray paint cans and a compressor were also destroyed in the fire.
Owner Stuart Baggott, aged 40, of Fisher Street, said he was estimating the damage to be more than £3,000 in total.
He said a stray firework landed between the shed and a nearby fence, which caught alight. The fire then spread to the shed which has a metal shell but part of the roof material started to melt setting fire to the contents at around 9pm.
Mr Baggott, of Fisher Street, said he had been in Blackpool with his son Steven at the time of the fire and had received a call from his parents Margaret and Cedric telling him what had happened.
Mr Baggott said he was still very much ‘picking up the pieces’ following the blaze.
“I used to do model car racing. These models run on petrol and have mini-chainsaw engines and are priced at more than £800.
“I could not believe what happened when I was told by my parents.
“The shed was broken into a couple of years back so I had reinforced it but it was still not enough to stop the fire spreading inside.”