Arrest made in Barrow fire investigation

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into a fire at multiple properties at the intersection of Salthouse Road and Marsh Street in Barrow-in-Furness.

A 30-year-old man from Barrow has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Emergency services received the report at around 5pm on Thursday 22 June.

Eight properties were affected, and 13 properties evacuated for the residents’ safety. No one was injured during the incident

Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances of the fire and officers are continuing their appeal for information into the incident.

Officers are appealing for anyone with dashcam who were in the area at the time. CCTV or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police if they have not done so already.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or report online via www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it, quoting log 178 of 22 June 2023.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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