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13 year old girl arrested after fire rips through Kent salvage business

Credit: Kent Police

Police officers investigating a suspicious fire in Deal have arrested a teenage girl.

Officers were called to a salvage yard on Ellens Road in Deal at 9pm of Friday night.

More than forty firefighters attended the scene but it is believed more than 120 vehicles were damaged as a result of the fire.

Thankfully no one was hurt.

A photo of the blaze was posted to the Your Deal Facebook page by Bob Doodle:

The blaze could be seen for miles around. Credit: Your Deal Facebook page

A 13-year-old girl from Deal was arrested on Saturday 24 February on suspicion of arson.

She has subsequently been released pending further enquiries.