Man, 55, is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after huge blaze gutted a £400,000 home on quiet village street

Mail Online | 1/11/2018 | Mark Duell for MailOnline
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A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a huge fire destroyed a £400,000 home on a quiet village street.

The blaze is believed to have been started deliberately yesterday afternoon and gutted the three-bedroom detached house in West Moors, Dorset.

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Paramedics treated one man at the scene for smoke inhalation, but he was later arrested by police in connection with the fire and is now being questioned.

Neighbours said a couple moved into the 1970s-built house about two years ago but recently a woman had been living there by herself.

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It is not known exactly how the fire started but the property, which was sold for £365,000 in October 2014 and is now worth about £415,000, was destroyed.

Fire crews rushed to the scene at about 1pm yesterday and put out the blaze. Investigators used specially trained dogs as they examined the property for clues.

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One local resident, who asked not to be named, said: 'I live just opposite and looked out the window...
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