20 evacuated after fire at Washington bowling alley

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A FIRE at a Washington bowling alley may have been started deliberately.

Around 20 people were evacuated from AMF Bowling at The Galleries, after a fire broke out at 5.30pm today.

Firefighters from Washington Station were called to the venue after a blaze started in a toilet cubicle.

Police are investigating the fire and believe that it could have been started maliciously.

A plastic toilet roll holder and a toilet cubicle were damaged.