January 29, 2017
Police renew witness appeal after 'deliberate' fire in Burnham-On-Sea

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward after Burnham-On-Sea fire crews tackled a 'deliberate' blaze at the rear of the town's post office last 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 to a fence and several conifer trees.

Police spokesman Sam Malone told that no-one had come forward following the initial appeal. "We would ask anyone with information to contact us via the non-emergency number 101," he said.

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 fire spokesman.

The fire came 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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