Thornton house fire believed to have been 'started deliberately'

A fire at a home in Thornton may have been started deliberately, police said.

Saturday, 4th December 2021, 4:56 pm

Emergency services rushed to a house fire in Mill Close, off Fleetwood Road South, at approximately 10.30pm on Thursday (December 3).

Firefighters equipped with two breathing apparatus used one hose reel and one positive pressure ventilation unit to extinguish the flames.

The fire caused damage to the property but officers confirmed no one was injured.

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Police launched an investigation alongside Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service as they believed the fire was "started deliberately".

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We are appealing for any relevant CCTV, ring Doorbell or dash cam footage taken between 10pm and 11pm in the area.

"This includes Fleetwood Road South, Amounderness Way and the area around Norcross Roundabout.

"If you live nearby or believe you can help, please check your footage and upload it."

A fire at a home in Mill Close, Thornton may have been started deliberately, police said

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Firefighters equipped with two breathing apparatus used one hose reel to douse the flames.

The fire was deemed suspicious and police launched an investigation into the cause.

The fire caused damage to the property but police confirmed no one was injured

If you have any information regarding Thursday's fire call 101 or visit doitonline.lancashire.police.uk, quoting log number LC-20211202-1515.

Footage can also be uploaded to police by clicking HERE.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestopper can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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