Devon

Men arrested over suspicious fire in Plymouth flat

Fire at Plymouth flat
Image caption The fire was on the first floor of the eight-storey block of flats in Plymouth

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a 54-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in a Devon flat fire.

The fire broke out in a first-floor flat of an eight-storey building in Bilbury Street on Friday afternoon.

The woman suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation and is critically ill but stable at the specialist burns unit at Bristol's Frenchay Hospital.

The arrested men have been bailed until 6 October.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the fire to contact them.

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