A MAN has been charged with deliberating starting a house fire in Hereford. 

Timothy Dimbylow, aged 29, is accused of arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered, being in charge of a motor vehicle while above the legal limit, and common assault. 

The offences are in relation to a house fire in Fallowfield Close, in the Redhill area of the city. Police say they were first called shortly before 10.50pm on Saturday (August 19).


Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS), meanwhile, sent two crews sent around two hours later. 

A HWFRS spokesperson said that the fire was on the first floor of a property.

“They extinguished the flames with two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet," said the spokesperson. 

“All people were accounted for. The property was fully ventilated with no further fire spread and the HWFRS crews left the scene at 2.48am.

“The police and a fire investigation team were requested to investigate the cause of the fire. Investigations are ongoing.”

Dimbylow was due to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court today (Monday).