Three teenagers arrested after shop and flat fire

A firefighter on a ladder outside a window with smoke
More than 10 fire crews went to the blaze on Victoria Street in Felixstowe [Suffolk Fire and Rescue ]

Three teenagers have been arrested after a bin blaze spread to a flat and shop.

About 15 crews were called to the fire, which broke out at about 19:00 BST on Wednesday at the back of a branch of WH Smith on Victoria Street, Felixstowe.

The Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said all people in the building "were accounted for" and the fire was out by 20:45 BST.

Suffolk Police confirmed it was being treated as arson. The teenagers arrested in connection with the incident remained in custody early on Thursday.

Firefighters operating a crane over a burnt roof
Nearby flats had to be evacuated as crews fought the fire [Suffolk Fire and Rescue ]

Surrounding flats had to be evacuated. All but two residents have now been told they can return, said the force.

"A crime scene remains while an examination takes place," a spokesman said.

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