Man arrested after Huntingdon house fire

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a home in Huntingdon. The fire took place at 12.08am on the morning of Tuesday (March 17) at a property in Milton Close. Three occupants were rescued from the blaze and two we

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a home in Huntingdon.

The fire took place at 12.08am on the morning of Tuesday (March 17) at a property in Milton Close.

Three occupants were rescued from the blaze and two were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Crews wore breathing apparatus to rescue one male casualty and one female casualty from the ground floor, and used a ladder to rescue a male casualty from the first floor.


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The fire was extinguished at 01.23am. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

There were no smoke alarms at the property and smoke alarms in the neighbouring properties were not working.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding residents to install smoke alarms at their homes and to check the batteries every week.

A fire service spokesperson said: "Smoke alarms save lives. They give you and your family the necessary warning to get out in the early stages of a fire, which should in turn allow us to get to you more quickly.

"Check your smoke alarm once a week. If the batteries do not work, the smoke alarm is useless."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information on the fire is asked to contact police on 0845 4564564, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.

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