Man and woman arrested after Boxing Day blaze

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TWO people have been arrested following a Boxing Day house fire in Bulwell.

The fire broke out at a property on Cinderhill Road at about 3.40 pm. The alarm was raised and one man was treated at the scene by paramedics.

A 45-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent and quizzed by detectives.

A spokesman from Notts Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival firefighters discovered a really small fire at the bottom of the stairs which was pretty much out then we got there. Someone had thrown buckets of water on it so we just made certain the fire was out.”

The spokesman added an investigation had been carried out and concluded the fire had been started deliberately.

Two fire engines from Stockhill fire station and one from Arnold fire station attended the fire. It took them about 30 minutes extinguish the flames.

Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended the fire.