Residents fear more arson attacks

Heathfield homeowners witness second blaze.

HOMEOWNERS living on the Heathfield estate in Honiton have been alarmed by suspected arson attacks on or near the railway line at the rear of their properties.

A “great crackling noise” alerted one resident, who dialled 999 after spotting huge flames next to a fence.

“It was not a little fire,” the resident told the Midweek Herald.

“I am really concerned that it seems to have happened more than once.”

One fire appliance from Honiton Fire Station was tasked to deal with the latest blaze, at the beginning of last week.

Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour.