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15.01.15

Major fire at offices of South Oxfordshire District Council

A major fire has broken out at the offices of South Oxfordshire District Council, the result of a suspected arson attack.

The building in Crowmarsh Gifford has been ablaze since 3.15am. Eyewitnesses say they saw a car crash into the front of the building, others said gas canisters were seen being thrown into the reception area of the offices.

Firefighters are also dealing with two other suspected arson fires in the area. A 47-year-old man has been arrested.

The BBC has continuing live coverage of the events as they unfold.

(Image source: Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

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