Police have now launched an appeal for information following a fire which destroyed dozens of caravans on a site in Stretton
Officers were called to reports of a fire at Ainmoor Grange Caravan Park in Stretton, just before 5.30am on Wednesday, March 27.
Around 40 caravans in a storage area were damaged. No-one was injured.
We are currently at the scene of a large fire in Stretton near Clay Cross assisting @DerbyshireFRS. No road closures but this where the smell and smoke you may wake up to is coming from. pic.twitter.com/KipU9bTgBv— Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit (@DerbyshireRPU) March 27, 2019
Following a joint police and fire investigation it is not believed that any accelerants were used to start the fire, however, it is believed at this time that it was a deliberate ignition.
Officers are making further enquiries into the cause of the fire and want to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in or around the area of Mickley Lane or Morton Road at around 5am on March 27.
They are especially keen to speak to anyone who may have dash cam footage or CCTV that covers the surrounding area.
Any footage that may be of use to officers should be downloaded onto another device and safely kept for officers to view.
If you have any information which may assist police with their enquiries, get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.
- Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/
- Phone – call on 101.
Quote reference number 19*155790 in any correspondence.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In the event of an emergency you should always call 999.