Police charge 51-year-old woman over Kirkby house fire

A 51-year-old woman has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a house fire in Kirkby on Saturday, July 11.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 1:34 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 1:35 pm

Police were called to a house in Cherry Avenue just before 9pm to assist Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service after reports that there was a fire.

Neighbours were evacuated from their homes in the street as a precaution as emergency crews tried to get the initial blaze under control.

Carol Taylor, of Cherry Avenue, was initially taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation, later arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

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Officers have charged a 51-year-old woman with arson with intent to endanger life following a Kirkby house fire.

No-one else was injured and residents have now been able to return to their homes.

Taylor has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today (Monday, July 13).

Anyone with any information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 762 of Saturday July 11.

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