CHARD NEWS: Arson attack in town centre

CHARD NEWS: Arson attack in town centre

ARSONISTS are being blamed for a fire in Chard town centre during the early hours of Friday (January 5, 2018).

The alarm was raised at just before 2am to the problem in Fore Street after the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received reports of a car, parked up against a wooden building, was on fire in a courtyard.

Two fire engines from Chard were mobilised and quickly got to work to deal with the situation.

Police were called to attend after firefighters confirmed the cause of the fire to be deliberate.

“Two vehicles and two buildings were involved in the fire and were damaged,” said a spokesman for the Fire Service.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101.

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