Arrests follow Ilfracombe flat fire

TWO men are in custody following a fire which caused extensive damage to an unoccupied ground floor flat in Ilfracombe last night (Thursday) Police were called to Capstone Terrace at around 6.30pm following a report of an explosion. They found the fire

TWO men are in custody following a fire which caused extensive damage to an unoccupied ground floor flat in Ilfracombe last night (Thursday)

Police were called to Capstone Terrace at around 6.30pm following a report of an explosion.

They found the fire service dealing with the blaze.

Arson was suspected and scenes of crime and fire officers began an investigation.


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Two local men, aged 27 and 29 were later arrested in connection with the incident.

Both suffered minor burns and were treated in hospital before being taken in to custody.

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