Bungalow explosion was arson

An explosion at a bungalow in Leicestershire was caused by a fire that was started deliberately.

POLICE: "This incident could have cost someone their life"

Police are appealing to find two men wearing high visibility jackets who were seen near a bungalow that was deliberately set on fire in Leicestershire on Sunday night.

They may be witnesses to what happened and so we would be keen to speak to them or anyone who may have seen them.

"It is likely that the person or people involved in setting this fire may have caused injuries to themselves including burn injuries so we would appeal for anyone who knows anyone who has received such injuries since Sunday night to contact us with information.

– Detective Constable Rebekah Cortez

Officers were called to Aldridge Road in the early hours of Monday morning to reports of an explosion. Two officers broke into the bungalow and rescued to deaf people inside the property.

"Criminal" investigation launched over bungalow explosion

Explosion at destroyed bungalow in Burbage Credit: ITV News Central

Police have launched a criminal investigation following a fire and explosion at a property in Leicestershire.

The bungalow in Burbage caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning and two deaf people inside were rescued by police officers. Fire officers say the fire was started deliberately.

Detectives say they are looking for two men wearing high visibility jackets seen close to the scene when police arrived in the early hours of Monday morning. Police suspect that those responsible for the causing the fire would have burn injuries themselves.

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Bungalow explosion treated as arson

Police say an explosion at a bungalow in Leicestershire was caused by a fire which was started deliberately.

Bungalow on Aldridge Road where two people were pulled to safety by police officers Credit: ITV News Central

Police were called to the property on Aldridge Road in Burbage in the early hours of Monday morning to reports of an explosion. Fire investigators have now finished their investigation and are treating the incident as arson.