The Smithy Family fire latest – TikTok sensations' London home burns down after CCTV shows arsonists setting fire to car

TERRIFYING CCTV footage appears to show the shocking moment two thugs set fire to the Smithy Family’s car.

The Smithy Family shared a dramatic video of their semi-detached house burning to the ground in South London with their 2.5million followers.

It shows a car gutted by flames in their driveway and the home blackened by the inferno during the early hours of Thursday morning.

The family also posted a clip of the house glowing orange with flames.

It comes after the family's soaring popularity has led to trolling and their address being leaked online.

Unwanted takeaways and even escorts have been sent to their home.

Read our Smithy Family fire live blog for the latest updates….

  • Joseph Gamp

    DEVASTATED SMITHY FAMILY SPENT FOUR MONTHS AND ALL THEIR ‘HARD-WORKED’ TIKTOK MONEY ON DREAM HOME

    The Smithy Family have been left “devastated” after their semi-detached house in South London was destroyed by the blaze.

    Despite being thankful his family made it out safely, dad Nick Smithy, 33, has been crushed by the state of his charred home after forking out on renovations.

    The TikTok star told the BBC of his despair after spending four months “and all of our hard-worked money” creating his dream home.

    “The house is not okay,” he said in a video to his more than 2.5 million followers on the video-sharing app.

    The 33-year-old had previously worked seven days a week bricklaying before he found social media success.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘I WILL RISE UP’

    Nick shared a video to followers this morning of him standing in his home with the song “Rise Up” by Andra Day playing.

    As the song plays, the camera pans up and a neon sign of the family logo lights up.

    Nick wipes away tears and captioned the video with “I will rise up and put us back together this is my promise to my family.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    FAMILY LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER BEING PETROL BOMBED BY THUGS

    A FAMILY who post fun TikTok videos are lucky to be alive after thugs petrol-bombed their home.

    The Smithys, as they are known to 2.5million online fans, were attacked while they slept but managed to escape unharmed.

    Nick Smith, 33, said CCTV shows a yob torching their Ford Mondeo in Welling, South East London, while another filmed it on Wednesday.

    The fire spread to the house while Nick, partner Jess and their four kids, including a six-week-old baby, were inside.

    Nick, who quit as a builder on finding fame, said the family had suffered months of trolling including being sent call girls and fast food. He added: "It's all jealousy."

  • Joseph Gamp

    DELIBERATELY TARGETED?

    The suspected arson attack comes after the family’s soaring popularity has led to trolling and their address being leaked online.

    Unwanted takeaways and even escorts have been sent to their home.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHO ARE THE SMITHYS?

    Former builder and dad Nick, his partner Jess and their children, make up the famed Smithy family, from South London.

    Nick and Jess have two daughters – six-year-old Amelia and nine-year-old Isabella – and a newborn baby boy.

    Jess’ half-brother Jack is a regular feature in the family’s videos, as is Nick’s 13-year-old son Ben, who sometimes lives with the family.

    The family has attained TikTok fame with their funny, heartwarming videos.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GOOD DEEDS

    Last Christmas the Smith family managed to collect the huge haul of Christmas presents in a short time frame of just over three weeks.

    Dad Nick shared updates on their family TikTok account and encouraging people to get in touch and donate.

    He also said that the Salvation Army is over the moon with the donations of toys.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHY ARE THE SMITHY FAMILY FAMOUS?

    Nick Smith and his partner Jess found fame after sharing videos with their kids Jack, Amelia, Isabella and Teddy.

    The dad managed to give up work as a builder to become a full time TikTok star earlier this year.

    As well as clips showing sweet personal moments and pranks, the family also help out charities and collected around £60,000 worth of gifts for the Salvation Army over Christmas.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FIRE WILL BE INVESTIGATED

    London Fire Brigade said the flames appeared to spread from the burning car to the house.

    More than 20 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze after it erupted.

    The cause of the fire is now being investigated and there have been no arrests.

    A LFB 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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHERE IS THE SMITHY FAMILY HOUSE?

    The horrific attack comes as the family has been targeted by trolls and their address was leaked online.

    In June 2021, Nick Smith, 33, revealed escorts and dozens of unwanted takeaways were sent to their home by sick pranksters.

    They had warned they needed to move after a series of incidents including a gang hurling stones at the family’s home as their newborn baby was sat in the front window, Nick said.

    They have now been left devastated as their semi-detached house in Bexleyheath, South London, was destroyed by the blaze.

    Despite being thankful his family made it out safely, dad Nick Smithy, 33, is crushed after spending ”all of their hard-worked money” renovating their home.

    “The house is not okay,” he said in a video to his more than 2.5 million followers on the video-sharing app.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    'TOUCHED'

    The dad previously revealed the thing that had really touched him was the response from people after such a hard year, with people that don’t have that much money themselves donating gifts.

    “That part of it is what makes it so amazing. It makes us feel so proud of everyone who has got involved.

    “I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated. There’s nothing I can do or say that will show how much appreciation we’ve got for what they’ve done.”

  • Harvey Lindsay

    'GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE'

    This morning Sare was videoed on TikTok saying: "come on Nick, what do we need?".

    Nick also smiled and said: " Good morning beautiful people."

    "There we go guys, can you say it again?" Sara replied. And Nick, always upbeat repeated: "Good morning beautiful people."

    "That's better!" Sare encouraged.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    'I WILL RISE UP'

    Nick shared a video to followers this morning of him standing in his home with the song "Rise Up" by Andra Day playing.

    As the song plays, the camera pans up and a neon sign of the family logo lights up.

    Nick wipes away tears and captioned the video with "I will rise up and put us back together this is my promise to my family."

  • Harvey Lindsay

    DELIBERATELY TARGETED?

    The suspected arson attack comes after the family’s soaring popularity has led to trolling and their address being leaked online.

    Unwanted takeaways and even escorts have been sent to their home.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    WHERE IS THE SMITHY FAMILY HOUSE?

    The horrific attack comes as the family has been targeted by trolls and their address was leaked online.

    In June 2021, Nick Smith, 33, revealed escorts and dozens of unwanted takeaways were sent to their home by sick pranksters.

    They had warned they needed to move after a series of incidents including a gang hurling stones at the family's home as their newborn baby was sat in the front window, Nick said.

    They have now been left devastated as their semi-detached house in Bexleyheath, South London, was destroyed by the blaze.

    Despite being thankful his family made it out safely, dad Nick Smithy, 33, is crushed after spending ''all of their hard-worked money" renovating their home.

    "The house is not okay," he said in a video to his more than 2.5 million followers on the video-sharing app

  • Harvey Lindsay

    WHO ARE THE SMITHYS?

    Former builder and dad Nick, his partner Jess and their children, make up the famed Smithy family, from South London.

    Nick and Jess have two daughters – six-year-old Amelia and nine-year-old Isabella – and a newborn baby boy.

    Jess’ half-brother Jack is a regular feature in the family’s videos, as is Nick’s 13-year-old son Ben, who sometimes lives with the family.

    The family has attained TikTok fame with their funny, heartwarming videos.

    According to LadBible, Nick joined TikTok back in December 2019 after his daughter said he was "too embarrassing" up join her TikToks.

    He subsequently started his own account.

    The account has grown hugely since its conception, and the family are now sharing their lives with their 2.6 million followers.

    The family has also found success on their other social media accounts – which has allowed father-of-four Nick to step away from his job as a builder, MyLondon reports.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    GOOD DEEDS

    Last Christmas the Smith family managed to collect the huge haul of Christmas presents in a short time frame of just over three weeks.

    Dad Nick shared updates on their family TikTok account and encouraging people to get in touch and donate.

    He also said that the Salvation Army is over the moon with the donations of toys.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    WHY ARE THE SMITHY FAMILY FAMOUS?

    Nick Smith and his partner Jess found fame after sharing videos with their kids Jack, Amelia, Isabella and Teddy.

    The dad managed to give up work as a builder to become a full time TikTok star earlier this year.

    As well as clips showing sweet personal moments and pranks, the family also help out charities and collected around £60,000 worth of gifts for the Salvation Army over Christmas.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    FIRE WILL BE INVESTIGATED

    London Fire Brigade said the flames appeared to spread from the burning car to the house.

    More than 20 firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze after it erupted.

    The cause of the fire is now being investigated and there have been no arrests.

    A LFB 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.”

  • Harvey Lindsay

    WHERE IS THE SMITHY FAMILY HOUSE?

    The horrific attack comes as the family has been targeted by trolls and their address was leaked online.

    In June 2021, Nick Smith, 33, revealed escorts and dozens of unwanted takeaways were sent to their home by sick pranksters.

    They had warned they needed to move after a series of incidents including a gang hurling stones at the family’s home as their newborn baby was sat in the front window, Nick said.

    They have now been left devastated as their semi-detached house in Bexleyheath, South London, was destroyed by the blaze.

    Despite being thankful his family made it out safely, dad Nick Smithy, 33, is crushed after spending ”all of their hard-worked money” renovating their home.

    “The house is not okay,” he said in a video to his more than 2.5 million followers on the video-sharing app.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    A Gofundme page has been set up in an attempt to raise funds for the Smithys.

    Tom Manley who set up the account writes: ”What the smithy family have been through is just disgusting.

    ”As a family man with another little on the way myself this fire has really upset me.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    FAMILY FUN

    On their TikTok account The Smithy Family, they share videos from their family life at home with their kids to 1.4m followers.

    Nick explained that now they have a large number of followers on TikTok, he began by trying to collect some donations of presents and it soon snowballed.

    He said that he’s been really blown away by how people have come together to help others, collecting over 5,000 Christmas presents for those struggling this year.

    Nick said, “Someone donated 2,000 gifts, from a storage unit. The lady used to buy surplus stock from shops, so it’s all brand-new in boxes and she got in touch and said if we can clear it out, we can have it.”

  • Harvey Lindsay

    WHERE IS THE SMITHY FAMILY HOUSE?

    The horrific attack comes as the family has been targeted by trolls and their address was leaked online.

    In June 2021, Nick Smith, 33, revealed escorts and dozens of unwanted takeaways were sent to their home by sick pranksters.

    They had warned they needed to move after a series of incidents including a gang hurling stones at the family’s home as their newborn baby was sat in the front window, Nick said.

    They have now been left devastated as their semi-detached house in Bexleyheath, South London, was destroyed by the blaze.

    Despite being thankful his family made it out safely, dad Nick Smithy, 33, is crushed after spending ”all of their hard-worked money” renovating their home.

    “The house is not okay,” he said in a video to his more than 2.5 million followers on the video-sharing app.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    ARSONIST CAUGHT TORCHING CAR ON CCTV

    SHOCKING CCTV shows the moment an arsonist torches a TikTok family’s car before setting fire to his own arm.

    Nick Smith, 33, has shared chilling footage of the horrifying attack by two thugs at their South London home.

    The callous pair are seen stalking the Smithy family’s house before setting fire to the family’s  Ford Mondeo on the driveway just before 11pm.

    TikTok stars the Smithys – who have 2.5m followers online –  have been left “devastated” after their semi-detached house was destroyed by the blaze.

    In a video posted last night, dad-of-three Nick said the cowardly attackers were armed with a “milk bottle full of accelerant”.

    And he urged anyone with information about the thugs – one of whom may have burn injuries to his arm – to come forward.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    ‘GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE’

    This morning Sare was videoed on TikTok saying: “come on Nick, what do we need?”.

    Nick also smiled and said: ” Good morning beautiful people.”

    “There we go guys, can you say it again?” Sara replied. And Nick, always upbeat repeated: “Good morning beautiful people.”

    “That’s better!” Sare encouraged.

  • Harvey Lindsay

    SOOT ON THE WALLS

    In a video taken in his daughter’s bedroom, he wiped his fingers down the wall, revealing a layer of soot.

    He said to the camera: “My girls were in this room, but that don’t matter to you does it? One of you filmed while the other one done it.

    “I don’t think you realise the consequences of what you’ve done. This is my little girl’s room man. They got it how they wanted it.

    “I’ve worked so hard all my life to do the right thing.”

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