Investigation under way after fire at Rawtenstall children's home
2:36pm Monday 21st January 2013 in News
AN investigation is under way after a fire was started in one of the rooms at a children’s home in Rawtenstall on Sunday night.
Firefighters were alerted to a blaze at the Hall Carr Farm home, in Hall Carr Road, Rawtenstall, just before 9.40pm.
Crews discovered that the fire was out on arrival - but it had caused damage to a bedroom carpet and a curtain.
Richard Edney, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman, said the room was also left slightly smoked damage as a result.
“The cause of the fire was believed to be suspicious and is now under investigation,” he added.
He confirmed that the incident had been reported to Lancashire Police and a joint inquiry would be launched into the matter.
The Hall Carr home is attached to Belmont School, in Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, and provides accommodation for boys aged seven to 18 with complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.