Three Boys Arrested As Cumbria Police Investigate Library Fire

By Rachael Grealish

Three boys have been arrested as part of a joint investigation between Cumbria Police and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, into the Roose Library fire.

The library was closed until further notice after a fire caused ‘significant damage’ to the property on May 3. Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident at Roose Library, in Roose Road, Barrow, to extinguish flames in the single-storey building shortly after 8pm that day.

No one was hurt in the incident and no other properties were affected, however during a joint investigation between police and the fire services the three boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson.

It was reported on Friday, May 5, the three were in custody for questioning.

The fire has caused significant damage to the building and its contents including the library books. A spokesperson for Westmorland and Furness Council said: “This is very sad news and we share the community’s shock and disappointment but are grateful that no one was hurt.”

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Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or report online via .

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.