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St Aubin blaze: Man arrested in Jersey

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Media captionHomes were evacuated as flames reached 10ft high on the Gallichan Marine boatyard building

A 63-year-old man has been arrested in Jersey on suspicion of arson, in connection with a boatyard fire.

Nearby residents in St Aubin were forced to flee their homes and nearly 20 firefighters were involved in putting out the fire, which started just before 05:00 GMT on Monday.

Boating firm Gallichan Marine's premises were destroyed by the blaze.

The suspect remains in custody.

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Image caption Jersey Police and Jersey Fire and Rescue Service have started a joint investigation in to the fire
Image caption Eyewitnesses said the flames reached 10ft high at the fire's peak

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