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Appeal following blaze at house in Cottam

Sunday, October 20, 2019

We have launched an investigation following a fire which destroyed a house in Cottam yesterday (Saturday). 

We were called at around 6.05pm by the Fire Service to reports a house was on fire on Sandy Lane.

The fire spread rapidly and largely destroyed the property, though thankfully nobody was living at the address at the time and no-one is believed to have been injured. 

At this time the incident is being treated as suspicious and we are working with our colleagues at the Fire Service to establish exactly what occurred.

We would now like to speak to anybody with information about the incident, or who saw anybody in the area acting suspiciously in the period of time before 6pm.

DI Nick Hills, of Preston Police, said: "This fire caused a huge amount of damage and it is incredibly fortunate that nobody is believed to have been injured. 

"We are working with our colleagues at the Fire Service to establish exactly what occurred and we would like to hear from anybody who has information about the incident. We would also like to speak to anybody who was in the area at the time and saw anyone acting suspiciously."

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log number 1282 of October 19th.


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