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Woman arrested after suspected arson attack

The houses damaged in a suspected arson attack in Braintree Photo: ITV Anglia
The remains one of the houses. Credit: ITV Anglia

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after fire destroyed two homes at Braintree in Essex.

Around thirty firefighters were called to the scene in Rosemary Avenue just before half past six last night.

Part of the road had to be closed as they tackled the blaze which spread from one house to another. The 43 year old woman who is from Braintree is still in police custody.