Cornwall

Liskeard residents trapped and rescued from flat arson

Bodgara Flats fire
Image caption Three people required medical treatment after the fire

A fire which trapped three people in a block of flats in Cornwall is being treated as arson, police said.

One person was taken to hospital and two others were treated for smoke inhalation after the fire in Bodgara Flats, Liskeard on Tuesday.

About 24 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire in the hallway and staircase of the four-storey property.

All six flats in the block have been evacuated and the residents have been moved to alternative accommodation.

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