BREAKING NEWS: Police probe more 'deliberate' Torquay fires
POLICE have begun an investigation into a fire in Torquay early today in which a boat was damaged.
Arson is suspected to be the cause of the incident at 3.50am in Castle Road.
Two fire crews from Torquay were sent to a report of a boat on fire in the garden of the house.
While en route to the fire, they discovered a further fire in Ash Hill Road involving fencing, rubbish and a cement mixer which they extinguished with one hosereel jet.
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They also used a single hosereel to put out the boat blaze in nearby Castle Road.
The 34-foot boat was slightly damaged, said a spokesman.
He added that police were asked to attend as arson was suspected.
Earlier, just after 1am, two fire crews from Torquay had been sent to a garage on fire in Thurlow Road.
They found the garage well alight and extinguished the flames using breathing apparatus and a two hose reel jets.
Police were also in attendance as this incident was believed to be deliberate.