House fire in Houghton - one arrest

03 Mar 2016 10:45 AM

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Police investigating a house fire in Houghton have made an arrested.

A report was received from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service shortly after midnight this morning (Wednesday, March 2) of at a house in Waller Terrace.

Two people were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation. They have since been discharged.

A 45-yer-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent. He has been released on police bail.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 0005 020316 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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