Arson ‘a possibility’ after Kettering bin blaze

An investigation is under way after a fire near a block of flats in Kettering this morning (Monday).

Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 10:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 11:08 am
Fire crews at the scene this morning.

Fire crews were called to Railway View at 5.15am after reports of a blaze in a recycling bin store.

Several bins inside the bin store, next to the Charles Court block of flats, had caught fire.

Ivan Humphrey, who lives in a flat just a few metres from the fire, said: “The fire was so intense that it had spread to the rafters and flames could be clearly seen through the roof tiles.”

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Smoke was seen coming from the bin store.

A police spokesman said: “The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained but fire have made police aware as arson is a possibility and so we will be investigating.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.