Firefighters tackle suspected arson behind church in Lowestoft

A blaze broke out in a bedroom at a property in The Keep, Haverhill at around 7.30pm. Police and thr

A blaze broke out in a bedroom at a property in The Keep, Haverhill at around 7.30pm. Police and three fire engines attended and the fire was put out by 8.20pm. - Credit: Archant

Police are investigating a blaze which started in Lowestoft in the early hours of this morning.

The fire began at the rear of Elim Church in St Peters Street shortly before 1.06am.

Firefighters found a single storey building was ablaze.

They brought it under control by 1.44am using one hose reel and began ventilating the building.

The brigade requested the police attend the incident as it was suspected the fire was started deliberately.

A police spokesman confirmed they were investigating a possible arson at the church, and asked anyone with information to call 101.

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