House fire in Hendon

17 Mar 2015 11:46 AM

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Police are appealing for information after a house fire in Sunderland.

The fire happened at 10.30pm last night (Monday, March 16) in Hendon Burn Avenue.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service attended and put the fire out.

Two people, a man and woman, were taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

Fire investigators attended and believe the fire was started by an accelerant and was started deliberately.

The fire is being treated as arson and police carrying out enquiries.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1283 160315 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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