Blackfield fires investigated as potential arson attacks

Blackfield - Google Map 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.

More on This Story

From other news sites

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Hampshire & Isle of Wight



13 °C 7 °C


  • Witley Court in Worcestershire Abandoned mansions

    What happened to England's lost stately homes?

  • Tray of beer being carried10 Things

    Beer is less likely to slosh than coffee, and other nuggets

  • Spoon and buckwheatSoul food

    The grain that tells you a lot about Russia's state of mind

  • Woman readingWeekendish

    The best reads you need to catch up on

  • Salim Rashid SuriThe Singing Sailor

    The young Omani who became a pre-war fusion music hit

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.