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Fire that left Fordham restaurant structurally unsafe was an arson attack, police confirm





A fire at the Indian Garden 2 Restaurant in Fordham was the result of an arson attack, police have confirmed.

The blaze at the popular restaurant in Church Street was reported to police at about 5am on Monday morning.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham
Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham

It destroyed the downstairs of the restaurant and left the building structurally unsafe. It also caused a power cut on Church Street, which was closed for hours as fire crews got the flames under control.

Crews from Cambridge, Cottenham, Burwell, Sawston, along with four appliances from Suffolk fire and Rescue Service - based at Mildenhall, Wickhambrook and Newmarket - worked in sectors to tackle the fire.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham
Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham

Today (Wednesday, August 16), police confirmed that investigations had shown the fire was started deliberately.

PC Lucy Holderness, who is investigating, said: “We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with CCTV in the area who could assist our investigation to get in touch as soon as possible".

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham
Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham

The restaurant owners have confirmed that everyone was “safe and sound” following the fire.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham
Firefighters at the scene of the fire in Fordham. Picture: Richard Marsham

Anyone with information should report it to police online or call 101 and quote the reference number 35/60922/23.



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