Flat fire in Ironville being treated as arson

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An arson investigation is underway after a fire in a flat in Ironville this morning, Friday 25th October.

Firefighters were called to the property on Adelaide Walk at 7.30am.

Four crew members tackled the blaze in a bedroom area using breathing backpacks - after initial reports that a person was trapped in the flat. The flames were put out by 8am and damage was believed to be localised.

The occupant was located outside the building with no injuries shortly afterwards.

Police and ambulance services were called to the scene and a full fire investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the blaze.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is currently being questioned by police.

Anyone with information which could help the investigation should call police on 101.