Updated: Apr 23, 2019
Front bedroom of a house in Barwell was totally destroyed in a fire this afternoon.
Leicestershire Fire Service was called to reports of a house fire on Moore Road Barwell At around 3pm today.
Call received to a fire in an upstairs bedroom at 14:54 on arrival the front bedroom on the first floor was well alight.
All persons accounted for, no injuries reported.
Two fire appliances attended from Western and Hinckley, along with the police to assist road closures.
We spoken to a young man who said he lives in the house, he said “I was returning from the shop and notice my house was on fire, I started to panic and then I notice my grandmother outside on the street, she was in the house at the time of the fire, the house is gutted but we are all safe. All my personal belongings are on the street, not sure what I’m going to do now“
Fire service said it could have been a lot worse if the bedroom door had been open. A Fire person said the Occupants had the bedroom door closed at the time of the fire, and by closing your internal doors this creates a firebreak and stops fires spreading throughout the property.
Updated News 23/04/2019
Police have arrested a teenager after a fire gutted the top floor of a house in Barwell.
The 18-year-old man was detained after the blaze at the home in Moore Road on Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters and police are investigating the cause of the blaze which is believed to have started in a first-floor bedroom and gutted the upstairs of a house.
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Date of News Report 21/04/19 17:30