Updated: Man arrested after fire in Vicarage Street

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A 30-year-old man of Vicarage Street was arrested on Saturday afternoon following the fire.

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent after a fire broke out in the first floor bedroom of a house in Barnstaple on Friday.

Two crews from Barnstaple were called to the scene at 7.50pm, with reports that a person was still inside the mid-terraced house in Vicarage Street.

Upon arrival the crews requested an additional pump to attend from Braunton to assist with fighting the fire.

Within 15 minutes everyone had been accounted for, with one man rescued by firefighters and later taken to hospital.


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The British Red Cross Fire Emergency Support Services were alerted to the blaze and attended the scene to support the occupants of the house.

Fire investigation officers called police to the scene at around 10.30pm and believe the fire was started deliberately.

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A 30-year-old man, of Vicarage Street in Barnstaple, was arrested on Saturday and has been released on bail until May 14.

A police spokesman said enquiries were still ongoing to determine the exact cause of the fire.

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