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Blog: Man arrested on suspicion of arson as police link three major fires including SODC offices


Blog: Fire at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White district councils building in Crowmarsh Gifford

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    At about 7.30pm the flames reignited, possibly because of high winds
  • Thames Valley Police have arrested a 47-year-old on suspicion of arson and confirmed all three fires are being linked and are suspicious.
  • Oxfordshire County Council has now confirmed there are three ongoing major fires, all of which were called-in within nine minutes of each other.
  • A thatched cottage went up in flames in Roke Marsh. 10 fire engines have been sent there after a call was received at 3.11am.
  • At 3.20am a call was then received about a fire at a funeral parlour in Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, which four fire engines were sent to.
  • And finally another call was received at the same time for a fire at South Oxfordshire District Council’s offices in Crowmarsh.
  • Council leaders fear the fires could be arson, but this has not been confirmed by emergency services.
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