Man arrested for suspected arson after Rotherhithe flat fire

Kit Heren (28 April, 2021)

One person was treated at the scene

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after someone set fire to a house in Rotherhithe.

Around 25 firefighters in four fire engines rushed to the scene on Rotherhithe Street on Saturday morning at about 7.45am. The fire was under control an hour later.

One man was treated at the scene. Half of a ground floor flat was damaged by the blaze.

A spokesperson  for the Met Police said: “We arrested a man on suspicion of arson and criminal damage after being called to windows smashed and a fire started at a residential address in Rotherhithe Street.

“There were no reported injuries and the incident is not being treated as a hate crime at present.”

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade added: “Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a flat fire on Rotherhithe Street in Rotherhithe on Saturday.

“Half of a four-roomed flat on the ground floor of the building was damaged by fire. One man was treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

“The Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took seven calls to the blaze.The Brigade was called at 07:42 and the fire was under control by 08:43. Fire crews from Deptford, Dockhead, Old Kent Road and Dowgate fire stations attended the scene.

“The cause of the fire has been recorded as undetermined.”

 

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