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Police investigate St Thomas Road fire

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire in Newquay.

At around 5:50am Wednesday morning (18th January) police were alerted to fire at a property on St Thomas Road, Newquay.

Newquay Sector Inspector Dave Meredith, said: “One of the residents inside the property had noticed flames in the area of the front door and contacted the fire service, who attended and quickly put out the fire.

“Seven people were evacuated from inside the property but thankfully no one was injured. There is some fire damage to the front door and surrounding frame, but the rest of the property is unaffected. We have a police scenes of crime officer at the scene and our enquiries are underway.

“At present the police are treating this fire as suspicious and are appealing for any witness or persons with knowledge of the incident to contact us on 101 or 101@dc,police.uk quoting log 66 for the 18th of January. The police will be conducting further enquiries into this incident with Cornwall Rescue and Fire Service.

“This appears to be an isolated incident; there have been no recent reports of similar incidents in the Newquay area.”

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.