House fire in Great Yarmouth believed to be deliberate

House on Cunningham Avenue in Great Yarmouth after a fire

House on Cunningham Avenue in Great Yarmouth after a fire - Credit: Archant

A fire which erupted in Great Yarmouth overnight is believed to have been started deliberately, according to Norfolk Police.

Three crews from Yarmouth and Gorleston attended a fire at an address on Cunningham Avenue in Yarmouth just before 1.45am today.

Nobody was in the house but one neighbour has said that a cat and dog which lived in the house has been taken in by a neighbour.

A spokesman from Norfolk Police has confirmed they are currently undergoing early investigations into how the fire started, but believe that it was deliberate.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and extinguished the fire using hose reel jets within an hour.

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One neighbour, who wished not to be named, said: 'I was woken up by the sirens and looked out the window and there were fire crews, an ambulance and police cars.

'Everybody was outside watching them go into the house. It sounds quite fortunate that nobody was in there.'

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They also used a positive pressure fan to clear any residual smoke from the building along with a thermal image camera to check for hotspots.

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