Woman taken to hospital after suspected arson attack

Police are currently investigating the cause of the fire at a house in Barnstaple.

A WOMAN was taken to hospital in the early hours of this morning following a suspected arson attack at her home in Barnstaple.

Two fire engines from Barnstaple attended the scene at 12.15am and extinguished the fire inside the front door of the property at Charles Dart Crescent.

The female occupant was taken to North Devon District Hospital by ambulance after suffering from smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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