St Albans man arrested on suspicion of arson after flat block fire shuts road

A 50-year-old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of arson have a fire in a flat block

A 50-year-old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of arson have a fire in a flat block. - Credit: Archant

A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in a St Albans flat block last night.

Firefighters were first on the scene following reports of a blaze in a communal area of a block of flats in Frobisher Road, and called police for assistance at 7.11pm.

The road was subsequently shut at the junction with Drakes Drive.

The fire was extinguished and a police spokeswoman has said nobody was injured.

A 50-year-old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody at this time.


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Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time stated or has any information that could assist the on-going police investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference F1/17/4461 or report information online at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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In a separate incident last night, firefighters were also called to a two-vehicle crash in nearby St Vincent Drive – off London Road.

A crew gave trauma care to one casualty who was subsequently taken to hospital.

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