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A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into a fire which took place in Harlow.
Emergency services were called to North House, in Bush Fair, shortly before 8.40pm last night, Monday 4 December, to reports of a fire in building.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and prevent widespread damage however the building's occupants have been, unfortunately, been displaced.
As a result of speedy enquires, a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson. He remains in custody being questioned.
Alongside investigators from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, the scene is being forensically examined and a specialist electrical contractor will assess the damage to the building’s electrics.
We have spoken to a number of people to obtain their witness accounts and we’re continuing to build a picture of the minutes leading up to, and after, the incident.
We need anyone who witnessed the incident or any suspicious behaviour to get in touch.
You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.
Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.
Alternatively, you can call us on 101.
Please cite crime incident 1064 of 4 December.
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