Police probe arson attack

AN ARSON attack in Clevedon is being investigated by police.

Firefighters were called to a first floor flat in Beaconsfield Road at 3.45am on Sunday where a fire had broken out.

It is believed a passer-by had spotted the flames and dialled 999.

Two appliances from Clevedon, one from Nailsea and one from Avonmouth attended the scene and the blaze was contained within one hour.

Fire and police investigators were at the property on Sunday and yesterday (Mon) and have confirmed the fire was started deliberately.

It is believed some form of accelerant had been poured through the letter box and police are now treating this as a possible incident of arson with intent to endanger life.

Fire damage was limited to the front door and the immediate area inside the door. The rest of the property was damaged by smoke.

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It is understood a couple with a young child live at the flat but were not home at the time of the fire.

A 33-year-old man is understood to have suffered burns to his foot during the incident but it is not known how these were sustained.

Anyone with information regarding the fire should call police on 0845 456 7000.

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