Stevenage house fire treated as arson

PUBLISHED: 17:08 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:52 04 October 2018

There was a house fire in The Muntings, Stevenage. File photo.

There was a house fire in The Muntings, Stevenage. File photo.

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A fire at a house in Stevenage on Monday is being treated as arson by police.

The force received a call at 9.05pm to reports of a fire at the home in The Muntings.

Two Stevenage fire crews attended the small fire on ground floor of property, and a Herts Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said that “one hose reel, one covering jet, two breathing apparatus and positive pressure ventilation” were used to extinguish the flames.

A police spokeswoman said: “The fire is being treated as arson and officers are investigating.

“Any witnesses, or anyone with information that can help the investigation, should contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/42089/18.

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