Welwyn Garden City man arrested in connection with industrial estate inferno

PUBLISHED: 16:47 23 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:08 23 July 2013

The damage caused to an industrial site in Potters Bar by a fire that took place at Dancers Hill Road on Monday

The damage caused to an industrial site in Potters Bar by a fire that took place at Dancers Hill Road on Monday

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A WELWYN Garden City man has been arrested in connection with an inferno which devastated an industrial estate.

The blaze ripped through the White House industrial estate at around 3.10pm yesterday (Monday) with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue sending a number of fire crews to the scene.

Cars and industrial units were gutted in the fire.

At the time of publication it was still smouldering.

And the amount of smoke billowing over the M25 forced officials to close it.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Marren, who is investigating the fire said: “This was a significant fire which caused much disruption to an extremely busy area on what was one of the hottest days of the year. “We are currently treating the fire as suspicious, and although we have arrested a 68-year-old man who is currently assisting us with our enquiries, we are still trying to piece together the circumstances and would urge any witnesses to come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been in or around the White House industrial estate prior to, or just after the fire to contact us, no matter how small or insignificant you think the information is.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers, the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For pictures of the fire click the link to the top right of the page.

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