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UPDATE: Man arrested over Falmouth fire

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6:17pm 21st April 2017
(Updated 6:17pm 21st April 2017)

A man arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life has been released pending further enquiries - following a blaze in Falmouth.

It comes after firefighters were called to tackle the fire on Boslowick Road on Thursday morning.

The fire is reported to have started in a garage around 10.20 - in what police are calling a suspected arson attack.

The road was then closed for two hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Officers asked people to avoid the area and the road was closed.

The 39-year-old man who has been arrested is from Falmouth.

A spokesperson said: "Police arrested a 39-year-old man from Falmouth on 20th April 2017 on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

"He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries".

Crews from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and Truro Community Fire Station were on the scene along with Devon and Cornwall Police at the time.

During the incident, a police spokesperson said: "Police were notified at 10.20am by Fire Services to a report of a fire at an address on Boslowick Road, Falmouth.

"No one is believed to be injured and the road has been closed whilst fire work on the scene.

"Police are currently investigating the circumstances as suspect arson."

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue added: "Appliances from Falmouth, Tolvaddon and Truro Community Fire Stations along with a Wholetime Officer attended to a property with a fire reported in the garage.

"Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets, covering jets and safety jets.

"The Police are also in attendance at this incident due to the cause being arson suspected.

"The Fire Investigation Team are also in attendance.

"Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service are one of a handful of services within the UK to employ the services of their own fire investigation dog team.

"The dogs are used as a tool to search cold, post-fire scenes for the presence of flammable and ignitable liquids that could have been used to start or promote fires deliberately.

"Arson does not only threaten lives and damage property it has a detrimental effect on communities and the lives of people within them.

"Anyone with information on fires being deliberately started are advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555 111 or contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101 with information".

6:17pm 21st April 2017

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