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Three teenagers arrested for arson

Tadley fire started deliberately

Charlotte Booth

Charlotte Booth


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Three teenagers arrested for arson

Pic taken by Heidi Carter

THREE teenagers were arrested on suspicion of arson following a huge fire in Tadley last Friday afternoon.

Two 14-year-old girls and a 15-year-old boy have since been released under investigation.

The blaze broke out in a field next to a play area and four acres of gorse and woodland were damaged by fire.

A spokesman for the Hampshire Fire Service confirmed that it was called at 3pm to reports of a fire in Broad Halfpenny Lane.

Firefighters from Basingstoke and across the border in West Berkshire used four hose reels and knapsacks in an attempt to extinguish it.

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