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Thursday, 07 May 2015

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Cumbria fire causes estimated £25,000 damage

Police and the Fire and Rescue Service are jointly investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a wooden cabin in remote woodland in Cumbria yesterday.

A passing motorist alerted the fire service about the fire close to Backbarrow last night.

It is believed the fire started sometime before 9pm yesterday (January 30).

It has completely destroyed the building which is described as being located in woodland close to Backbarrow on Hazelrigg Lane.


The fire is estimated to have caused around £25,000 worth of damage.


Police are investigating and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in this area yesterday, to please come forward and contact PC Jonathan Murray on 101. Information can be passed to police anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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