Man arrested after fire in Southend

Police have arrested a man following a fire at an address in Southend.

Officers were called to South Avenue at around 8.40pm on Thursday February 3 by oEssex Fire and Rescue Service.

No one is believed to have been injured.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life. He remains in custody.

If you have any information you can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 1173 of February 3.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Mick Ferris

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