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Second arrest made on arson with intent to endanger life charge…

A second person has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a Teignmouth seafront hotel. Police and fire crews were called to the blaze in a bedroom on the top floor of Bay Hotel on Tuesday afternoon.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said that the contents of the penthouse bedroom had been severely damaged by fire and the rest of the penthouse had been severely damaged by smoke.

At 4.26pm on Tuesday an arson detection dog from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was requested to assist with the fire investigation.

On Wednesday, a 58-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.


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Now police have confirmed that a 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the same offence.

A spokesman told Devon Live on Thursday evening that the pair, both from Teignmouth, remained in police custody.

Crews were called back again on Thursday lunchtime at 12.10pm to the hotel after the fire alarm sounded.

But a fire service spokesman said that the call out was a false alarm as someone had hit the fire alarm accidentally.


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Fire crews called back to scene of suspected arson at Teignmouth…

Fire crews were called back to a hotel on Teignmouth seafront where there was a suspected arson attack on Tuesday – but it was just a false alarm.

Police and fire crews were initially called to the blaze in a bedroom on the top floor of Bay Hotel on Tuesday afternoon.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said that the contents of the penthouse bedroom had been severely damaged by fire and the rest of the penthouse had been severely damaged by smoke and at 4.26pm on Tuesday an arson detection dog from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was requested to assist with the fire investigation.


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Crews were called back again on Thursday lunchtime at 12.10pm.

But a fire service spokesman said that the call out was a false alarm as someone had hit the fire alarm accidentally.

A 58-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the fire on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, the woman remains in police custody in Torquay and police enquiries are under way into the suspected arson at the Bay Hotel in Powderham Terrace.


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Woman, 58, arrested on suspicion of arson at Teignmouth hotel

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A 58-year-old woman has been arrested after a fire at a hotel on Teignmouth seafront on Tuesday.

The woman remains in police custody in Torquay and police enquiries are under way into the suspected arson at the Bay Hotel in Powderham Terrace.

Fire crews and police were called to the blaze in a bedroom on the top floor of the hotel on Tuesday afternoon.

Watch manager Ian Radford of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 12.43pm we attended a report of a fire at the Bay Hotel. On arrival there was smoke issuing from the third floor window. We requested further resources to attend the scene. We committed two breathing apparatus wearers and a hose reel jet to the third floor of the building to extinguish the fire. There were four appliances in total: two from Teignmouth, one from Newton Abbot and one from Torquay.”

He said a fire investigation unit was working to establish the cause of the fire and he could not confirm whether or not anybody had been injured in the incident.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said that the contents of the penthouse bedroom had been severely damaged by fire and the rest of the penthouse had been severely damaged by smoke.

At 4.26pm on Tuesday an arson detection dog from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was requested to assist with the fire investigation.


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