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Man arrested on suspicion of arson following house fire

PUBLISHED: 11:27 02 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:27 02 April 2019

Police at the end terraced property in Maidstone Road, Lowestoft following a house fire. Pictures: Mark Boggis

Police at the end terraced property in Maidstone Road, Lowestoft following a house fire. Pictures: Mark Boggis

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A man has been arrested in connection with an arson investigation in Lowestoft.

Police were called by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service at around 8.40pm on Tuesday, March 19, following reports of a fire in a house in Maidstone Road.

The fire caused significant damage to the house and a number of other terraced properties but no one was injured as a result of the incident.

The blaze gutted the home after it started on the first floor of the end terraced property on Maidstone Road in Lowestoft before it spread to the roof.

Speaking after the incident, neighbours described hearing “a massive whoosh” before the first floor of the house was engulfed by flames.

A police spokesman said: “A 55-year-old man was arrested on Friday, March 29 on suspicion of arson and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

“The man was subsequently released under investigation pending further inquiries.”

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