Fire at disused care home being treated as arson

Police believe a fire at a disused care home in Lowestoft was arson. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescu

Police believe a fire at a disused care home in Lowestoft was arson. Picture: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service - Credit: Archant

A blaze at a disused care home is being treated as arson by police.

Officers were called at around 9pm on Saturday, April 13, to reports of a fire at a property on Kirkley Cliff Road in Lowestoft.

Three fire crews - one from North Lowestoft and two from Lowestoft South fire station - were sent to deal with the blaze at a former care home.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose-reel jets and the scene was considered safe by 10.15pm.

The East of England Ambulance Service were also sent to the scene, although there were no casualties.


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Investigating officers are treating the fire as arson and anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting reference number 37/20895/19.

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