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House blaze not treated as ‘suspicious’
10:30am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A HOUSE blaze in Didcot tackled by 15 firefighters is not being treated as suspicious.
The residents managed to escape Saturday’s fire at their semi-detached house in Freeman Road, pictured, at around 10.45am.
Fire crews from Abingdon and Didcot managed to stop the blaze destroying the neighbouring house.
Around 70 per cent of the roof space was damaged by flames and smoke, and 10 per cent of the roof of the property next door was damaged.
An investigation is under way to discover the cause, but Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
Firefighters left after putting the fire out at around 3pm.
Incident commander, Abingdon station manager Paul Bremble, said the quick work of the firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading and causing more damage.
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