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A man who was arrested in connection with a deadly house fire that killed a 52-year-old woman and left her teenage daughter with 40 per cent burns to her body is unfit to be interviewed.
West Midlands Police said the 56-year-old man, who was detained as part of the investigation into the fatal blaze in the Tyseley area of Birmingham, has been assessed by mental health experts and taken to a secure health facility.
Detectives launched a murder inquiry last Thursday after forensic examinations of the scene, on Cateswell Road, confirmed that the fire had been started deliberately.
A post mortem examination has confirmed that the woman died as a result of smoke inhalation.
A house fire that claimed the life of a Birmingham woman, and left her daughter with 40 per cent burns, is being treated as arson.
Forensics investigations into yesterday’s blaze in Cateswell Road, Tyseley, have confirmed it was started deliberately.
Footage courtesy of Phil Roberts, neighbour.
Police in Birmingham say they are waiting to speak to the people who lived in a house in Tyseley after a fire broke out at their home overnight. A woman in her fifties died and five others are being treated for burns.
Fire crews were called out to Cateswell Road at 5am.
A woman in her fifties has died and a 16-year-old girl remains critically ill in hospital after suffering serious burns in a house fire in Birmingham.
The fire started at the mid-terraced property on Cateswell Road, Tyseley, at around 5am this morning. Another woman in her twenties is also being treated for very serious burns.
Two other women, believed to be aged 27 and 29, are being treated injuries after they jumped from a first floor window to escape. A man in his fifties suffered superficial burns.
Birmingham East Police Chief Inspector Helen Kirkman, said: “A joint investigation is now underway between the police and experts from the Fire Investigation Team to establish how it started."
Fire crews remain at the terraced house on Cateswell Road in Springfield where one woman died and five others were injured after a blaze this morning.
Two people are critically injured in hospital.
The Ambulance Service also confirmed a 26 year old woman sustained around 50% burns to her back, legs and arms and has been taken to the QE hospital.
A fourth woman, believed to be in her 20s, sustained minor leg and shoulder injuries and a 55 year old man had minor burns to his face and hands. Both were treated by crews before being taken to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Firefighters have confirmed a woman died in a house fire in Birmingham this morning.
Two people have been seriously injured in the incident on Cateswell Road in Springfield. Fire crews were called at around 5am to reports of a fire at a mid-terraced house.
Firefighters are damping down at the scene of a house fire in Birmingham in which one person has died. The fire service have told ITV News Central that a mixture of adults and teenagers were rescued, some jumped from a first floor window.
One person is seriously injured, four others are being treated for minor injuries.
One person has died following a fire at a mid terraced house in Springfield in Birmingham.
Fire crews were called to Cateswell Road just after 5am this morning.
Two people were rescued from the property. Three people are believed to have jumped from a first floor window.