Arsonists destroy holiday chalet at Fishcombe Cove, Brixham
POLICE are investigating arson which completely destroyed a derelict holiday chalet in Brixham.
One fire engine from Brixham station and one from Paignton station were called to the old Torbay Holiday Chalets in Fishcombe Cove.
On arrival crews found one chalet well alight and requested the a third pump.
Watch commander Sean Burnell, from Brixham's retained fire station, said: "When we arrived there was already a well-developed fire.
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"The building was a sturdy concrete structure with four chalets, but we managed to contain the fire and stop it spreading to the other chalets."
With the third fire engine from Paignton station and crews set to work with four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets.
The chalet was completely destroyed by fire and crews used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, a thermal image camera, a covering jet and small tools to extinguish the fire.
Crews were called at 7.45pm on Monday, March 18 and were still on scene damping down, turning over the damaged remains and checking the scene at midnight.
Fire investigators said the fire was started deliberately.