BREAKING NEWS: Third house fire confirmed as arson

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UPDATE Friday, 11am: Last night’s house blaze in Spalding was started deliberately.

Fire officers have confirmed that the fire at a detached house in Chaucer’s Way is being treated as arson.

Police are investigating.

The incident was the third house fire on Thursday.

Police made two arrests after arson attacks in Landsdowne Court, Spalding, and Albert Walk, Holbeach.

A 13-year-old girl has been charged in connection with the Spalding incident and is due to appear at Spalding Youth Court on February 1.

It’s understood police are still waiting to onterview a 20-year-old man about the Holbeach blaze.

Friday, 8.15am: THE cause of a blaze which left a Spalding home with “severe” fire damage is under investigation.

Emergency services were called out to the detached house on Chaucer’s Way just after 7.05pm last night.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said the fire caused severe damage to the kitchen and dining room, and the rest of the property was smoke damaged.

The fire was extinguished by two crews from Spalding and a pump from Holbeach using two hose reel jets and four sets of breathing apparatus.