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Was it arson?

 
Created on 16/04/2017 @ 13:35
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A witness to last night’s huge blaze in the town centre believes it could have been started deliberately.

A number of readers contacted us to say they heard a huge bang when the blaze was first reported at the yard on the top of Church Bank, opposite the Westwood.

A number of garages were destroyed but thanks to the work of our local firefighters, the damage was restricted and no-one was hurt.

This morning one reader has told us that they believe arson must be the main cause.

“I telephoned the fire brigade regarding the garage in Salop Road,” he told us. “I heard a bang outside and when I looked I saw two separate fires, one either end of the garages, which make it look as if it may have been arson and deliberately started.

“By the time the fire brigade arrived it had spread along the roofs to encompass all.”

Investigators were still sifting through the damage this morning for clues and the police have yet to confirm what direction their enquiries will take.

 

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