East Hill Blaze - Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Arson

As police continue to investigate the cause of the fire, a 38-year-old man is charged

Four firefighters suffered burns to their arms and legs as they battled a serious blaze at flats above an empty shop on East Hill, near the junction of Huguenot place, SW18 over the weekend.

Today police arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He was later bailed to return on March 20th, pending further enquiries.
The Fire Brigade was called late on Saturday night, and it took until the early hours of Sunday morning to bring the blaze under control. One person was led to safety from the flats by firefighters, and it was reported that several others had left the building before the Brigade arrived.
It took 40 firefighters to extinguish the fire and those suffering from burns were taken to hospital. The London Fire Brigade says their injuries are not life-threatening, but two remain in hospital.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated. The empty shop and the two floors above it were all damaged by the fire.
January 10th, 2010