Arrest follows fire in Torrington flat

A 38-year-old man is in police custody following a fire in a Torrington flat which broke out just after midnight. Fire crews from Torrington, Bideford and Appledore attended the blaze in a block of flats in Potacre Street. The fire severely damaged a be

A 38-year-old man is in police custody following a fire in a Torrington flat which broke out just after midnight.

Fire crews from Torrington, Bideford and Appledore attended the blaze in a block of flats in Potacre Street.

The fire severely damaged a bedroom in a first floor flat, where it was thought two people may have been trapped. Howevere, they were found safe elsewhere.

Two people, a man and a woman, were rescued from a second floor flat by ladder. They were treated by an ambulance crew, but did not attend hospital.


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A fire service spokesman said the cause of the blaze was being investigated.

A 38-year-old man from Torrington was arrested on suspicion of arson and assault and is now in police custody.

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