Paignton house fire thought to be deliberate 

(Last Updated On: December 5, 2017)

A house fire in Paignton in the early hours of this morning, Monday, 4th December, is thought to have been started deliberately.

The fire service was called to the incident at an unoccupied terraced property on Elmsleigh Road just after 3.30am 

Five crews attended the scene from Paignton, Newton Abbot, Totnes and Brixham.

The rear of the property was found to be well alight.

The fire service said on their website:

“The fire was extinguished using 4 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet, 1 main jet, 1 safety jet, 2 thermal image cameras and a positive pressure fan. The kitchen was 100 per cent destroyed by smoke and fire and the remainder of the house was 100 per cent damaged by smoke,”

The cause of the fire is thought to have been started deliberately and is now  being investigated by the Fire Service and Police. The property was unoccupied. 

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