Arsonists targeted a wooden gazebo in the grounds of Castle School in Thornbury on Christmas Eve. Firefighters were called just before 10pm.Read the full story ›
Police are asking the public for help to find a suspected arsonist in Frome.
They suspect the person is behind a number of fires in the area, including reports of two vehicle fires around 2am on Friday 9 November, in the car park area of Selwood Road.
They are treating the case as criminal damage and are investigating.
Anyone with information is advised to call 101 and giving the call handler reference number 5218248663.
Three fire crews were called to the city centre to put out the fire in the early hours of this morning.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for information after a church in Bath was damaged in an arson attack.
Authorities believe a rough sleeper’s belongings were set alight and the fire spread to the doors, causing damage.
Dorset and Somerset Fire Service managed to control the fire at the Central United Reform Church on Argyle Street at about 3am on Wednesday 8 November.
Anyone with more information or who may have witnessed the incident it urged to get in touch with police by calling 101 and quoting reference 5217255283.
Two people were rescued from a burning building in Liskeard, Cornwall this morning.
Fire crews from Liskeard, Callington, Bodmin, Lostwithiel and Looe are still attending to the incident, after initally responding to the call at 6.20am.
No fatalities have been recorded, but crews battled to protect salvageable property from the fire.
Special breathing equipment had to be used,, with support from St Austell, St Just and crews from Crownhill.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and will be questioned by police.
Police are treating two fires at a block of flats in Plymouth as arson with intent to endanger life.Read the full story ›
Last week two tents caught fire in a suspected arson attack in the graveyard of St John's Church, Cirencester.Read the full story ›
Avon and Somerset Police have released a set of photos showing the damage that has been caused to a number of vehicles by arson attacks.Read the full story ›
It comes after a fire at the Grandy Industrial Estate this morning - the second in a matter of days.Read the full story ›
Fire crews in the South West have issued a warning after a spate of arson attacks on farm buildings.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and Avon & Somerset Police have been investigating a series of barn fires in the last few weeks and have concluded that they were started deliberately.
Farms are particularly vulnerable to a deliberate fire with their isolated location, open boundaries, readily ignitable hay and straw stacks making them an easy target.
Fire crews and the police say they take incidents of arson extremely seriously and are encouraging people to survey their farmland and carry out the following steps if needed...
- Provide, repair or replace damaged fencing or gates.
- Install intruder sensors and security lighting.
- Maintain security of outbuildings.
- Replace or re-site security and warning notices.
- Maintain firefighting equipment in good order.
We take incidents of arson extremely seriously. They have huge financial implications for farmers in addition to the enormous danger they pose to people and livestock.
We will work with our partners to identify those responsible and they will be dealt with robustly.