Arsonist torches animal pen in Poulton

An animal pen was deliberately set alight in Poulton earlier this afternoon.

Friday, 28th April 2017, 7:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:51 pm
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No animals were in the outbuilding, in Holts Lane, at the time, and investigators have now been brought in to catch the arsonist responsible.

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A spokesman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said two fire engines and crews, from Blackpool and Bispham, responded to a 999 call made at 4.03pm.

Firefighters wearing breathing masks used a hosereel jet to put out the flames.

Police are helping with the investigation.