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Portsmouth care home resident rescued from fire

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Image caption The fire at The Orchards care home on Locksway Road is thought to have been started deliberately

A care home resident has been rescued from a fire in Portsmouth.

Three crews attended the blaze at The Orchards care home on Locksway Road, Southsea, at about 03:10 BST.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and an investigation is under way, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

A 43-year-old man, from Portsmouth, has been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody, Hampshire Constabulary said.

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