An 11-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in Gateshead.
Police and fire crews were called to a residential property in Wetherby Grove on Sunday March 17th.
A 62-year-old man was taken to the RVI in Newcastle suffering from smoke inhalation.
Anyone with information should contact police on the 101 non-emergency number.
More top news
The Dutch cyclist has won the Women's Tour de Yorkshire race.
A 2-2 draw leaves fans biting their nails hoping for slip ups from promotion rivals on Monday.
Technical problems with the French TV coverage of TDY Women’s race means it is not being shown on ITV4.