Cause of garden fire under investigation

PUBLISHED: 12:16 18 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:16 18 June 2014

A neighbour's view of the aftermath - photo by Austin Sayer

A neighbour's view of the aftermath - photo by Austin Sayer

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POLICE and fire officers are investigating the cause of a blaze which wiped out a row of garden sheds in a Weston cul-de-sac.

Inside one of the burned-out sheds - photo by Austin SayerInside one of the burned-out sheds - photo by Austin Sayer

A fire broke out in the garden of a home in Milverton, Dunster Crescent, at 1am yesterday (Wed) morning, before spreading into neighbouring properties.

Two fire crews from Weston attended the scene to find three sheds and a fence well alight.

Firefighters battled the blaze with high pressure hoses for almost an hour, eventually leaving the scene at 1.45am.

The sheds were left severely damaged and a number of gardens were strewn with blackened debris.

A view of the garden where the fire broke outA view of the garden where the fire broke out

Avon Fire and Rescue Service sent a team of investigators to try to assess how the fire started, but neighbours told the Mercury they were concerned at seeing a fire so close to their homes.

Milverton resident Austin Sayer said: “The fire has taken out several sheds, fences and god knows what else. To us it seems like a war zone.

“I can tell you it has shaken folks up around here to the core.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously to call Weston CID on 101.

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