Man arrested following flat fire

20 Feb 2015 11:59 AM

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Police have arrested a man following a fire at a flat in Washington.

At 10.15pm, on Thursday, February 19, police received a report of the fire at an address on Collingwood Court.

Officers attended the scene along with the fire and ambulance service. The male occupant was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Police have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. He is currently helping police with enquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with information on the fire should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1194 19/02/15 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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