House torched in Burnley

First published in Burnley Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant picture editor

A DOOR at an unoccupied property was set alight in the early hours of today.

Firefighters were called to Queensberry Road in Burnley at 6.30am after reports of a fire at the house.

Acting watch manager Kieron Ogden said: “Somebody had broke the glass window in the front door and set fire to the back of the door using paper. The property had filled with smoke, but the fire was contained to the door.

“We gained access through the back door and used breathing apparatus and fans to remove the smoke from the building.

“No neighbours were affected and we are treating the fire as deliberate.”

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11:34am Sat 8 Dec 12

Billypieman says...

Police have said there was more than £3 worth of damage.
Police have said there was more than £3 worth of damage. Billypieman
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11:53am Sat 8 Dec 12

doctor1970 says...

Only £3 not worth investigating the crime
Only £3 not worth investigating the crime doctor1970
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6:06pm Sat 8 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

insurance job springs to mind
insurance job springs to mind BURNLEYITE39
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10:38am Mon 10 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
insurance job springs to mind
At an unoccupied property?? You don't know much about insurance do you?
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: insurance job springs to mind[/p][/quote]At an unoccupied property?? You don't know much about insurance do you? George White Bread
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