Maidstone man held over house fire death 'arson'


A man has been arrested after another man died in a house fire.

A 48-year-old man was treated by ambulance crews but died in the fire in Marsham Street, Maidstone, on Sunday evening.

Two other people were taken to hospital - a man with injuries not thought to be life-threatening and a woman who has been discharged.

Kent Police said said a 38-year-old Maidstone man had been arrested on suspicion of arson and was in custody.

The man who died has not yet been named, but his family have been informed.

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