Coventry house targeted as fire breaks out in suspected arson attack - CoventryLive

2021-12-23 07:17:57 By : Ms. Agnes Zhang

West Midlands Police are investigating

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West Midlands Police are investigating a suspected arson which broke out in Longford in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

Emergency services were called to Grindle Road shortly after midnight to reports of a fire in a bedroom of the two-storey house.

Two fire engines carrying ten firefighters attended the scene, with the first crew arriving just three minutes after the initial call was made.

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Arsonists are believed to be responsible - although thankfully the home was empty at the time and nobody is reported as injured.

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said: "At 12.18am in the early hours of Wednesday, December 22, we responded to a fire in a bedroom of a house in Grindle Road, Longford, Coventry.

"Two fire engines and ten firefighters from Coventry and Foleshill fire stations attended, with the first crew arriving in under three minutes.

"They wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, then ventilation equipment to clear the property of smoke.

"The fire appears to have been started deliberately. West Midlands Police are investigating."

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We are investigating a suspected arson at a home in Grindle Road, Coventry, at about 12.30am this morning after being alerted by fire service colleagues.

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"Officers attended and found that thankfully no-one was in the home at the time and no-one was reported injured to us.

"But damage was caused to the property and our enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what happened."

The incident had earlier been described as 'police sensitive' by fire officials.

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