Cornwall

Woman arrested in care home 'fire murder' probe

  • 13 March 2014
  • From the section Cornwall
Rosewyn House
The fire broke out at Rosewyn House in Truro in November, 2008

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fire at a care home in Cornwall more than five years ago.

The fire broke out at the Rosewyn House care home on Alverton Terrace, Truro, on 24 November 2008. Fire crews had to rescue two people from the building.

Resident Gladys Rowe, 96, died in hospital a week later from the effects of breathing in smoke.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a 40-year-old woman from Redruth had been arrested and released on bail.

An inquest into Mrs Rowe's death in 2011 was not able to conclude how the fire started.

The privately-owned home caters for up to 20 residents.

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