Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Aldershot High Street shop fire: Three boys arrested

Firefighters in High Street, Aldershot Image copyright Hampshire Fire & Rescue
Image caption People were told to avoid the area while crews from Surrey and Hampshire tackled the blaze

Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson after an empty town centre shop was wrecked by fire.

More than 30 firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze at a former electrical store in Aldershot High Street just after 15:20 GMT on Saturday.

Nobody was injured in the fire, which took almost five hours to extinguish.

Two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old were arrested and released while inquiries continue, Hampshire Constabulary said.

Officers are appealing for anybody with information to contact officers.

Image copyright Hampshire Fire & Rescue
Image caption The fire involved the ground and first floor of the building

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