UPDATED: Derelict building fire in Cattistock treated as arson

UPDATED: Derelict building fire in Cattistock treated as arson

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:59am 2nd March 2020. (Updated at 11:32am 2nd March 2020)

The cause of a fire in a large derelict building in Cattistock is being investigated.

Fire crews from Maiden Newton were alerted to the blaze on Saturday by passers-by.

Crews got to work with a hose reel jet, back up and extra water came from Dorchester Fire Station.

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A spokesman from Maiden Newton Fire Station said:

"This fire could have been worse and involved the whole property had we not been there within 5 minutes."

A spokesman from Dorset Police told Wessex FM:

"Dorset Police was called at 2.25pm on Saturday 29 February 2020 to a report of a fire at a derelict building in Cattistock near Dorchester.

"It is believed the fire was started deliberately and enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause.

"No arrests have been made."

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