Police appeal launched appeal after seafront fire in Burnham-on-Sea

PUBLISHED: 13:15 24 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:25 24 June 2017

Crews were called to Burnham yesterday (Friday).

Crews were called to Burnham yesterday (Friday).


Police are appealing for witnesses following a seafront fire, which they say was started deliberately and was at risk of spreading.

The fire took place near Burnham's seafront.The fire took place near Burnham's seafront.

Fire crews from Burnham-on-Sea were called to the Bay View Café, in South Esplanade, at 1am yesterday (Friday) after a large wheelie bin caught fire.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire Service said: “One of the blue wheelie bins was alight against the wall of the café when we arrived.

“It was fortunate not to have gone through the eaves and into the roof.

“If the wind had been blowing in a different direction, it would have had a different outcome possibly.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101.

The fire service has confirmed it was a deliberate arson attack.

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