Caravan arson attack spreads to two Peterborough homes

An arson attack on a caravan spread to two homes in Peterborough last night, Tuesday March 22.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 10:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 10:27 am
The scene of the fire - Photo: James Watson

Crews from Sawtry and Dogsthorpe were called to the caravan on fire in Redmile Walk, on the Welland Estate.

A large amount of smoke was seen and multiple calls were received by Combined Fire Control.

A fire in a caravan had spread to involve two terraced properties – no one was in either property at the time of the fire.

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The scene of the fire - Photo: James Watson

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to prevent the fire from spreading any further.

They extinguished the fire by 6.40pm, when a fire investigation started into the cause of the fire.

The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

The scene of the fire - Photo: James Watson

The last crew returned to station by 9.50pm.

The aftermath of the arson attack
The scene of the fire - Photo: James Watson
The scene of the fire - Photo: James Watson
The aftermath of the arson attack