Man arrested on suspicion of arson following flat fire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a flat fire in Salisbury Road in Lowestoft.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a flat fire in Salisbury Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Google Images - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a flat fire.

Emergency services were called about 1.55am on Tuesday, May 7, to reports of a blaze at a property on Salisbury Road in Lowestoft.

Three fire crews - one from Lowestoft North and two from Lowestoft South - responded, along with the East of England Ambulance Service and several police cars.

A police spokesman said: "We were called just before 1.55am following reports of a fire.

"Officers assisted two occupants out of the property and they were taken to hospital by ambulance to be treated for smoke inhalation.


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"Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening."

A brigade spokesman said fire crews used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to put the fire out.

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Following initial inquiries, an arson investigation was launched.

The police spokesman added: "A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson, and he has been taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains."

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