Hereford & Worcester

Man held after fire at Redditch block of flats

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a block of flats which led to at least 50 residents being evacuated.

Several people have been rehoused following the fire in Winslow Close, Redditch, on Saturday evening.

Police said it was believed the fire started at a property in the middle of the block. The blaze was contained but other properties were damaged by smoke.

A 25-year-old man from Redditch has been arrested.

A small number of people were treated at the scene and one person needed treatment at hospital for smoke inhalation, police said.

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