A POLICE and fire service investigation is under way following an arson attack which ruptured a gas main in Barnstaple on Tuesday night. It is believed the outbreak started when an arsonist set fire to a moped in an alley near a house off Meadow Road. Gas

A POLICE and fire service investigation is under way following an arson attack which ruptured a gas main in Barnstaple on Tuesday night.It is believed the outbreak started when an arsonist set fire to a moped in an alley near a house off Meadow Road.Gas escaping from the pipe outside a property was caught up in the fire and utility workers had to dig down and isolate the supply before firefighters could check the moped and ensure the blaze was extinguished.No one was injured in the fire.