make three arrests after arson attack on Burnham-On-Sea home
youngsters have been arrested by police following an arson attack
on a Burnham-On-Sea home in the early hours of Sunday morning
from Burnham, Bridgwater, Street and Wiveliscombe were called
to the property in St John's Road shortly before 4am, as we first
spokesman Martin Dunscombe told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "An investigation
into the fire has begun and three young men aged between 14 and
17-years-old have been arrested on suspicion of arson."
crews found the empty detached domestic property was well alight
when they arrived and the blaze was tackled with four breathing
apparatus, one main jet and two hose reel jets.
searched the ground floor, first floor and roof space with no-one
believed to be inside."
cause was under investigation by the fire service and police,
with the suspicion that it had been set deliberately.
resident Tony Haggett told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We woke up
to the sound of breaking glass and looked out to see flames leaping
out of the downstairs windows. The fire quickly spread to the
house has been empty for some time and we are pretty sure no-one
was inside. The quick response of the fire brigade was superb
- they had it under control within a few minutes."
said that 80% of the ground floor and 50% of the first floor had
been damaged by fire and heat, while 20% of the roof space was
fire engines from Burnham plus a further two fire appliances from
Bridgwater and an incident command vehicle from Street with a
support appliance from Wiveliscombe attended.
appealed for witnesses who saw anything suspicious to contact
them via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the non-emergency number