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Police Launch Investigation Into House Fire

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12:59pm 11th June 2012

Police are treating a house fire in Dorset as suspicious.

The blaze was started in the home at Knotts Paddock in Sherborne between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday night.

No one was inside the property at the time.

Detective Constable Gavin Roy, of Weymouth CID, said: "I believe this fire started sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Friday 8 June.

"Fortunately nobody was in the house when the fire took place.

"If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area before the fire broke out, or if anyone has any information in relation to the cause of this fire, I'd encourage them to contact Dorset Police immediately.

"The investigation is in its early stages, but we are treating this fire as suspicious.

"I am keen to hear from any witnesses who may have been in the Knotts Paddock area when the fire began."

No arrests have been made in connection with this incident.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 08:517. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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