As you will see from the photograph it's a mess.
I have spoken with the police who have it down as a 'Suspicious' incident and they have tasked extra patrols to keep an eye on the seafront in the evening. Beach huts rarely however catch fire spontaneously after dark and in the pouring rain and so it would not be unusual for passers-by to speculate as to the causes.
My next job is to see what can be done to clear-up the damage and deal with the now gaping and charred hole in our seafront view. Given the chronic shortage of public money now facing the economy and local government , it's a depressing incident, particularly as the huts, however old they might be, the huts are popular in the summer and form a matched set, which have been there since I was a boy.