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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fenton Fire Started Deliberately

16/08/2012

A fire which destroyed a conservatory at TS Direct in Fenton in the early hours of this morning was started deliberately.

 "We have established that this fire was deliberately started and the police will now be continuing with their enquiries."

Fire Investigation Officer, Kelvin Knapper

A joint police and fire investigation has taken place this morning and found that there were two separate seats of fire, one within the destroyed conservatory and one in a nearby workshop which had burned itself out.

Fire Investigation Officer, Kelvin Knapper said: "We have established that this fire was deliberately started and the police will now be continuing with their enquiries.

"A crew from Longton has been in attendance all morning continuing to damp down, we left the scene at just after 12.00 this lunch time."

Staffordshire Police are investigating and appealing for anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 93 of August 16. Alternatively, they can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111