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Man arrested following Rugby house fire

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, after a house fire in Rugby.

Emergency services were called to the blaze on Wentworth Road, in the early hours of Thursday morning (15 November).

A woman and three children remain in hospital following the fire. One of the children, a five-year-old boy, remains in a critical but stable condition.

We're continuing to work with colleagues at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue to establish the cause of the fire, which we are treating as suspicious at this time.

One man has been arrested and is currently helping us with our enquiries.

I'd like to thank the local community for the assistance they gave to the injured women and children while emergency services were on route and for the support they have shown to investigators throughout the day.

This incident has shocked the community; I would like to reassure them that we will continue to have a police presence in the area over the next few days as try to establish how the fire started and to provide reassurance to local people.

– Detective Inspector Paul Thompson