Merseyside House Suffers Severe Damage After Suspected Firework Attack
Firefighters were in attendance at the terraced house on Marsden Road in Halewood during the night trying to bring the blaze under control.
The fire started at about 01:30am on Saturday morning and fire crews were quickly onto the scene during the early hours of today.
Now, Merseyside Police has confirmed that they are treating the incident as a suspected firework attack.
An investigation has been launched into the suspected arson attack.
Luckily, no-one was injured in the fire, although the house suffered severe damage as a result of the incident.
The entire ground floor has been destroyed and the rest of the house has also suffered significant damage as a result of the heat and smoke.
Photos taken at the scene clearly show a large orange firework stuck part-way through the letterbox on the front door of the house.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service also confirmed that firefighters were called Marsden Road at 01:45am on Saturday morning.
They confirmed that the blaze is thought to have been caused by the firework and that two fire engines were present at the scene for around two hours.
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The police and the fire service are to collaborate on the investigation to discover how the fire started and - if appropriate - find those who started the fire.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm an investigation is underway following a suspected arson in Halewood this morning (Saturday, 19 October).
"Emergency services were called to a residential property on Marsden Road at about 2am to a report of a fire at the address.
"No one was injured during the incident however significant damage was caused to the property.
"A joint MFRS and police investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances and anyone with information is asked to come forward."
As well as that, police have requested that anyone with any information regarding the incident - which took place in a residential area - come forward.
Detective Inspector Leanne Hobin said: "This was a completely reckless act which has caused extensive damage to a home and could have had tragic consequences.
"A scene remains in place while an investigation is carried out and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, any suspicious behaviour in the area or has any CCTV or dashcam footage to please get in touch.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100606400 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."
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