West Moors house fire: Phillip Evans denies arson

image sourceKeith Smith
image captionFire crews from across east Dorset tackled the fire in January

A man accused of starting a fire which destroyed a house has denied arson with intent to endanger life.

The blaze broke out at a detached house in The Avenue, West Moors, Dorset, on 9 January. One man was treated in hospital for chest pains.

Phillip Evans, 55, of Ringwood Road, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne, pleaded not guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday.

His trial is due to take place at the same court on 18 June.

image sourceDorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
image captionThe detached house was destroyed in the fire

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