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Pictures: Toddlers rescued after house fire suspected arson attack

The police have sealed off the house following the suspected arson attack Credit: ITV Central

Two young children were rescued from a house fire in Birmingham after a suspected arson attack.

Police arrived in Halesowen around 1.00am today to find the mother in the road frantically screaming that her children were inside.

The house is boarded up after the fire took hold inside the property Credit: ITV Central

A girl, 5, and boy, 3, were carried from the house on Elizabeth Road by police, firefighters and a neighbour.

Both children were treated in hospital for smoke inhalation but were not seriously hurt in what police say was "almost a tragedy".

Fire-damaged belongings from inside shows the extent of the blaze Credit: ITV Central

A 36-year-old man was arrested from another address in Halesowen a short while later and is being questioned on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

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