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Police launch arson probe after Walkden fire wrecks garages


Police are investigating a suspected Walkden arson after a fire started on a garden fence spread to and destroyed two garages.

Firefighters from Agecroft and Farnworth were called to a house on Hopefold Drive in Walkden on Friday afternoon.

It’s believed the fire started on a fence that backs onto Cow Lane, a pathway that runs behind the houses on the estate.

It quickly spread to two garages, one of which was entirely destroyed in the blaze.

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Fire crews were able to put out the flames using water hoses, but the contents of the garages were ruined.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed they had launched an arson investigation.

Police are investigating the possibility that local teenagers were involved, but said as of yet they had no descriptions of potential suspects.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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