The remains of a child's pram which has been burned
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Reading firefighters rescue families after suspected arson at flats

Firefighters used ladders to rescue four people from a block of flats after a suspected arson attack in Reading.

The fire at Bamburgh Close, Whitley Wood, on Tuesday at about 18:00 GMT caused one adult to jump from the first floor before fire crews arrived.

Firefighters got two children and two adults to safety by ladder from the first floor, while other people were led out of the building.

A 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of causing arson with intent to endanger life.

  • 13 Mar 2013