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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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Police wait to speak to family about house fire

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.

"It's understood a family live at the address but all the occupants are still in hospital being treated for their injuries and, as yet, we haven’t been able to speak to them about the fire."

– Chief Inspector Helen Kirkman, West Midlands Police

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