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Murder investigation after fire

A house fire that claimed the life of a Birmingham woman, and left her daughter with 40% burns, is being treated as arson.

Forensics investigations into yesterday’s blaze in Cateswell Road, Tyseley, have confirmed it was started deliberately.

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Location of fatal fire in Birmingham

One person has died following a fire at a house in Cateswell Road, Springfield Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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