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Man arrested following house fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme

A man has been arrested following a house fire in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Police were called to Albermarle Road just after 11.30am yesterday (8th June 2023) following reports of a fire.

Fire crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were also at the scene and found smoke coming from a bedroom inside. The fire had already been extinguished. 

A man, in his 40s, was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. 

The cause of the fire is being investigated and a 27-year-old man, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, was arrested on suspicion of arson. 

He remains in custody while inquiries continue. 

Anyone with any information or footage from the area at the time are asked to get in touch with us through Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 265 of 8 June. 

To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.

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