Hereford & Worcester

Man charged following Stourport house fire

A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Worcestershire.

Emergency services were called to Elm Grove, Stourport, on Wednesday morning and a man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

There was extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the property, the fire service said.

A man charged on Wednesday night was due to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the fire at about 08:40 BST. The fire was under control by about 14:50 BST, the fire service said.

The man who was taken to hospital was later discharged.

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