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Woman detained after 'arson' in outbuilding of house in Shifnal

A woman has been detained under the Mental Health Act after a fire at a house, believed to have been started deliberately.

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Haughton Road in Shifnal. Photo: Google

Ambulance crews and police were called alongside firefighters to reports of arson at a house in Haughton Road, Shifnal, at 10.30am.

On arrival firefighters found a fire that first involved a wooden outbuilding and then spread to guttering and the adjacent house.

Crews used a ladder and hose reel to tackle the fire, and sent a 'stop message' to fire control indicating that it was in hand by 11.45am.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Mercia Police also attended.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Police were called to reports of arson on Haughton Road in Shifnal, Shropshire at 10.30am this morning.

"The fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately, was extinguished by the time officers arrived on scene. No-one was injured.

"A woman has been detained under the Mental Health Act."

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