Investigation launched after arsonists torch rubbish pile in Huntingdon

Two elderly men have died in separate house fires in Cambridgeshire

Two elderly men have died in separate house fires in Cambridgeshire - Credit: Archant

Arsonists set fire to a pile of rubbish in Huntingdon in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Firefighters from Huntingdon were called to a field off California Road shortly after 1am following reports that a pile of rubbish was ablaze.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire involving rubbish was extinguished using jets and firefighters returned to station by 1.45am.”

An investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was deliberate.

Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


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