Arson suspected after fire breaks out in Bideford flat

An arson investigation has begun after a fire at a flat in north Devon.

Fire crews and police were called to the ground floor property on Westcombe Lane in Bideford at 2216 GMT on Sunday.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to put out the blaze.

A fire investigation officer examined the scene and concluded that the fire had been started deliberately, Devon and Somerset Fire Service said.

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