Arson suspects arrested after Stonehouse flat fire
SUSPECTED arsonists were arrested after a flat blaze in Stonehouse left people suffering from smoke inhalation.
Police detained a woman and three men in connection with the fire that broke out late on Wednesday night. (oct 31)
Emergency services were called to the address above a shop in the HighStreet shortly before midnight.
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue service sent appliances from Stroud and Nailsworth.
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The 11 firefighters led by Watch Commander Mike Hammond put out what they described as a small fire.
A rapid response paramedic was backed up by a full ambulance and crew, who treated two (corr) people at the scene for the effects of the smoke.
Police said later a 45 year old woman of no fixed address, two Stonehouse men aged 31 and 33, and a 32 year old male from Stroud yesterday (thurs) remained in custody.
"Officers investigating are treating the circumstances as suspicious," Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesman Chris Jackson said.