Police launch Gloucester Quays arson attack investigation
A MAJOR fire at Gloucester Quays on Sunday is being investigated by police.
Firefighters spent several hours tackling a number of fires that were started in derelict 'Peel House' on St Ann Way, which previously house former offices for Gloucester Quays.
They believe it was an arson attack.
Now police officers are pouring over the clues but are appealing for the public's help.
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Firefighters were called out shortly after 4am on Sunday when a patrolling security guard spotted the blaze.
A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: "The incident was reported to police by the fire service who were in attendance.
"Structural damage was caused to the building and, while the cause is currently unknown, officers are eager to hear from anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the area or has any information about the incident."
The fire caused the closure of St Ann Way for much of the day as five crews from Gloucester, Cheltenham and even Cirencester tackled the blaze using 7,000 tonnes of canal water every minute.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 97 of January 27.