Hartlepool fatal house fire leads to woman's arrest
- 11 June 2013
- From the section Tees
A man has died and a woman has been arrested after a house fire in Hartlepool.
The man, 44, died at North Tees General Hospital after the fire, which left the front room of a house in Dent Street "severely damaged".
A woman, 40, has been arrested on suspicion of arson.
Cleveland Police described the fire as "unexplained" and has started a joint investigation into the cause of the fire with Cleveland Fire Brigade.
Three fire appliances took about 30 minutes to put out the fire which happened at about 00:45.
Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses.