January 23, 2017
Police seek witnesses after 'deliberate' fire at Burnham post office

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a Burnham-On-Sea fire crews tackled a 'deliberate' blaze at the rear of the town's post office on Sunday afternoon (January 22nd).

As first reported here, firefighters were called at 3pm to the rear of the post office building in Victoria Street where a fire in some commercial waste bins spread.

"One appliance from Burnham-On-Sea was mobilised and on arrival smoke and flames were issuing from three wheelie bins which had then spread to a fence and several conifer trees," a fire spokesman told

Crews extinguished the fire using a main jet and one compressed air foam jet, as pictured here.

"The fire was believed to have been started deliberately and investigations are ongoing," added the spokesman.

Burnham-On-Sea Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them via the non-emergency number 101.

The fire comes just three days after the Post Office was re-opened as a new convenience store with expanded postal services, as we reported here.


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