Man charged with arson after roof of house partially collapses in Carterton fire

A man has been charged in connection with a large fire that caused the roof of a house to partially collapse in Carterton, Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Elm Close at just after midday on 1 July, and spent the afternoon tackling the blaze.

Daniel Boore, 32, of Elm Close, Carterton has been charged with one count of arson with recklessness as to whether life would be endangered, and one count of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on 4 July.

At its height, twenty firefighters were tackling the fire with crews from Carterton, Burford, Witney and Abingdon fire stations.

A high reach vehicle and command unit also attended from Oxford fire station.

Fire crews made sure that everyone was safe and out of the house, and tackled the fire using hose lines.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

  • Richard Woodward, station manager, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue