Arsonists destroy van in industrial estate fire

A HUNT has started to find a gang of arsonists who torched a van over the weekend.

Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 5:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:04 pm

The vehicle was set ablaze in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Fort Fareham Industrial Estate.

Firefighters from Fareham were alerted to the incident at 4.41am.

A single crew from their station went and tried to save the burning Transit van.

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But upon arriving a 
spokesman from the fire service said the vehicle was ‘well alight’. Officers used two breathing apparatus and a high-pressure water hose while quelling the flames.

Despite their efforts, they were unable to stop the fire from destroying the van.

‘It was 100 per cent destroyed by the fire,’ a spokesman added.

He said that the fire is believed to have been started deliberately and is now under investigation.