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One third of Cumbrian fires caused by arson

Arson attacks account for more than a third of fires in Cumbria, according to new figures.

During 2015 and 2016, 38 percent of fires in the county were started deliberately.

Arson behind 38 percent of Cumbria fires

An arsonist was convicted for starting three fires at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway site last year. Credit: ITV Border

Arson attacks account for more than a third of fires in Cumbria, according to new figures.

During 2015 and 2016, 38 percent of fires in the county were started deliberately.

In Allerdale there was a 20 percent increase in the number of arson incidents.

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