Woman to be arrested over St Helens suspected arson
A woman is due to be arrested following medical checks after a suspected arson at a house in which eight people were rescued, police said.
Four men and four women are being treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a property in Fleet Lane, St Helens, at about 04:20 BST.
It was extensively damaged and the scene remains under investigation
After a hospital check-up, a woman, aged 41, will be arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
Fleet Lane was closed after the fire but has since reopened.