search for arsonists after 2.45am blaze at Highbridge home
police have today (Wednesday) confirmed that they are treating
an early morning blaze at this home in Highbridge as suspected
spokeswoman Cath Foster told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Police
are appealing for witnesses and information following an arson
at a home on the Poplar Estate, which occurred at around
2.45am on Tuesday December 27th."
"The cause of the fire is not known at this time, however
it is currently under investigation and is being treated as deliberate
with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111."
Three fire engines from Burnham and Bridgwater were sent to the
property at 2.51am, as first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here.
"On their arrival, crews found this was a vacant semi-detached
property with smoke issuing from the rear of the first floor,"
a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Crews extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets and four
breathing apparatus. There was severe damage to a bedroom, moderate
damage to the living room and the whole property was smoke damaged.
There was also smoke damage in the neighbouring property.
Pictured: Police at the scene of Tuesday morning's blaze in