Tees

Redcar house fire: Man charged with arson

A man has been charged following a fire at a house in Teesside.

The fire on Monday afternoon damaged 80% of the first floor of the house in Charlotte Street in Redcar, which was empty at the time, police said.

The house was "well alight" when Cleveland Fire Brigade was called just after 14:00 BST.

A 44-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and will appear before Teesside Magistrates later, Cleveland Police said.

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