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A FIRE which destroyed a block of unfinished new eco apartments at Garforth may have been started deliberately.

Fire Service experts and detectives are carrying out an investigation to establish the cause of the outbreak in the timber built block on Friday night.

More than 60 emergency telephone calls were received by West Yorkshire Fire Service after the blaze was spotted at the site of the former Barley Hill School in Garforth, Leeds, at about 10.30pm.

None of the normal utilities such as electricity, gas or water had been connected to the apartments which were understood to have been uncompleted and not sold or occupied at the time.

Between 20 and 30 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze throughout Friday night and were still at the scene early on Saturday.

Four appliances from four fire stations - one each from Garforth and Stanks stations and two from Gipton Station - were sent to the fight the blaze in Barley Hill Road which could be seen from many parts of east Leeds.

The block affected by the fire was a three-storey building and it was totally burned out.

Uniformed police attended the incident initially and later Scenes of Crime officers were also at the site along with senior detectives.

Det Insp Andy Knapton of North East Leeds CID confirmed that the cause of the fire was being investigated, but declined to speculate further on whether it was deliberate or not.

But he appealed for anyone who observed any suspicious behaviour or vehicles near to the site which is close to Garforth Working Mens' Club to contact North East Leeds CID on 0845 6060606.

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A FIRE which destroyed a block of unfinished new eco apartments at Garforth may have been started deliberately.

Fire Service experts and detectives are carrying out an investigation to establish the cause of the outbreak in the timber built block on Friday night.

More than 60 emergency telephone calls were received by West Yorkshire Fire Service after the blaze was spotted at the site of the former Barley Hill School in Garforth, Leeds, at about 10.30pm.

None of the normal utilities such as electricity, gas or water had been connected to the apartments which were understood to have been uncompleted and not sold or occupied at the time.

Between 20 and 30 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze throughout Friday night and were still at the scene early on Saturday.

Four appliances from four fire stations - one each from Garforth and Stanks stations and two from Gipton Station - were sent to the fight the blaze in Barley Hill Road which could be seen from many parts of east Leeds.

The block affected by the fire was a three-storey building and it was totally burned out.

Uniformed police attended the incident initially and later Scenes of Crime officers were also at the site along with senior detectives.

Det Insp Andy Knapton of North East Leeds CID confirmed that the cause of the fire was being investigated, but declined to speculate further on whether it was deliberate or not.

But he appealed for anyone who observed any suspicious behaviour or vehicles near to the site which is close to Garforth Working Mens' Club to contact North East Leeds CID on 0845 6060606.

"and not sold or occupied at the time."

Indeed <_<

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