MEN arrested on suspicion of arson after a house was set alight have been released under investigation.

Thames Valley Police said two men were arrested after the fire in Kennington near Oxford on Tuesday night.

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The force has now confirmed their ages, 26 and 28, and said both have been released under investigation. 

Emergency services were called to Upper Road in the village at around 8.30pm.

Fire crews arrived within four minutes to hose down the flames, closing the road for safety. 


Firefighters at the scene in Kennington. Pic: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service 

Police officers also attended the incident and confirmed that the property was empty at the time.

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The fire service has since shared an image of the fire-hit home, which villagers described as a 'wooden bungalow' located near the junction of Forest Side.


Pic: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service 

The bungalow, fronted by an overgrown garden, has been cordoned off by police tape while investigations continue.

Upper Road in Kennington

Police said the suspects were arrested 'promptly' following reports of the fire.