Probe into suspected arson attack in Grimsby

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Neighbours watched on in horror as a fire engulfed a home in Grimsby overnight.

Investigators say they believe the blaze was started deliberately.

Fire crews and police rushed to a property on Donnington Street in Grimsby at around 7pm on Monday, January 28.

It’s thought the blaze started ‘after something was pushed through a door’, but nobody was hurt, police said.

A Staffordshire pit bull was rescued from the property and left in the care of the owner.

A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with this incident and is in custody.

****Video contains Strong language ****Donnington Street arson attack 28-1-19.This is the moment at the house when the electricity box exploded twice as the firemen try deal with the deliberate fire which was was started by a 36r old male who is in police custody.You can see the sparks land on top of a fireman trying to deal with the fire when, The box explodes again.This just shows the result of what can happen when someone starts a fire with total disregard to the consequences of what might happen.This endangered the safety of everyone around and could of mean much worse.The fire service is a dangerous job and they need all the praise they recieve in their job.Video ©Cleethorpes News 24

Posted by Cleethorpes News 24 on Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Humberside Fire & Rescue said: “Fire starting at front door of premises, hallway fully alight, smoke damage to full building.

“Crews extinguished and ventilated using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel, one main line jet, two PPVs and two Thermal Image Cameras. Adjacent properties also ventilated.”

A spokesperson for Humberside Fire & Rescue added that the incident is still under fire investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log number 494.

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