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UPDATE: Police investigating fire in Garston as suspected arson (VIDEO)

 Published on: 21st March 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A large fire that broke out in Garston on Friday, March 18 is being investigated by Police as a suspected arson attack.

Firefighters rushed to tackle a blaze at a derelict building in Watford last Friday near the Dome Roundabout at around 5pm. No injuries were reported.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called at 5.04pm on Friday to a fire in a derelict building in St Albans Road, Watford.

“In total, six appliances attended – Watford (two), Garston, Kings Langley, Rickmansworth and Hemel Hempstead. Two storey building – 20m x 30m – fire on second floor.  Breathing apparatus and jets used. Fire was all out by 5.57pm.  Stop message was 6.43pm.”

Police have now revealed that the cause of the fire is suspected arson.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police confirmed: “Police were called by the fire service at just before 5.10pm on Friday, March 18, to advise they were attending the scene of a fire at a vacant building in St Albans Road, Watford, near the Dome roundabout.

“Officers attended to assist at the scene while the fire was extinguished. No one was injured and the incident is now being investigated as suspected arson.

“Any witnesses or anyone with information should report it online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/22125/22.”

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