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Blackburn house blaze arson probe after burning cloth put through letter box

Lancashire Telegraph: Aftermath of the house fire Aftermath of the house fire

AN arsonist is suspected of putting a burning cloth through a letter box in a quiet, Blackburn street.

Firefighters from Blackburn were called to Flimby Close, off Fishmoor Drive at dusk, where they found a house’s front door well alight.

Neighbours had called 999 after hearing a smoke alarm sound from within the property at around 9pm on Monday, a fire service spokeswoman said. She said: “Somebody has placed something inside the letter box. It burned hot and quick, so it could have been a bit of cloth. It looks to have suspicious origin.”

Firefighters broke into the property through the burning front door, searching the homes wearing breathing apparatus to make sure nobody was inside.

The property was empty, and was undergoing renovation, the spokeswoman added.

The door was destroyed, and some smoke damage was also suffered inside the rest of the house.

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5:06pm Wed 14 May 14

onsidecobra says...

Some nutter having a bit of a laugh. We're not laughing nutter!
Some nutter having a bit of a laugh. We're not laughing nutter! onsidecobra
  • Score: 7

6:46pm Wed 14 May 14

rogersrevenge says...

the whole estate needs burnin down, they're all scruffy lookin properties and full of theifs n scruffy gits,, i hated goin thro there to get to work, bit like goin down a back alley on a dark night feelin.
the whole estate needs burnin down, they're all scruffy lookin properties and full of theifs n scruffy gits,, i hated goin thro there to get to work, bit like goin down a back alley on a dark night feelin. rogersrevenge
  • Score: 2

8:58am Thu 15 May 14

Gingermaniac says...

Quite street my arse ...
Quite street my arse ... Gingermaniac
  • Score: 5

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