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Man arrested on suspicion of arson after Ingol house fire

Posted on - 26th February, 2017 - 2:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, News
Scenes from Saturday night of the fire in Ingol Pic: William Fell
Scenes from Saturday night of the fire in Ingol Pic: William Fell

A fire which gutted a house in Ingol may have been started deliberately.

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Preston Police have confirmed a 35-year-old Preston man has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

The home in Westbrook Crescent caught fire around 8.45pm on Saturday (25 February).

Neighbours called 999 as flames spread to the first floor of the house.

Initial reports indicated there may have been people within the house – which was targeted 24-hours earlier when a fire spread from a car to the house.

Read more: Fundraising campaign launched to help victim of Ingol house fire

Firefighters using breathing apparatus searched the home but found it to be empty.

It took around three hours to bring the flames under control with smoke billowing across Ingol.

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