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Arson suspects arrested after Stonehouse flat fire

By CitizenNews  |  Posted: November 01, 2012

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SUSPECTED arsonists were arrested after a flat blaze in Stonehouse left people suffering from smoke inhalation.

Police detained a woman and three men in connection with the fire that broke out late on Wednesday night. (oct 31)

Emergency services were called to the address above a shop in the HighStreet shortly before midnight.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service sent appliances from Stroud and Nailsworth.

The 11 firefighters led by Watch Commander Mike Hammond put out what they described as a small fire.

A rapid response paramedic was backed up by a full ambulance and crew, who treated two (corr) people at the scene for the effects of the smoke.

Police said later a 45 year old woman of no fixed address, two Stonehouse men aged 31 and 33, and a 32 year old male from Stroud yesterday (thurs) remained in custody.

"Officers investigating are treating the circumstances as suspicious," Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesman Chris Jackson said.

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