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Blackfield fires investigated as potential arson attacks

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Police say three fires in Blackfield were started deliberately

Three fires in a Hampshire village are being investigated as possible arson attacks.

A shed and summer house were destroyed, and heat damage was caused to a house in a fire in Blackfield in the early hours of Friday.

Police said the homeowner, in his 80s, could have been in "life-threatening danger" if the fire not been spotted.

They are linking it to a blaze at a takeaway and a car fire in the village earlier this month.

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