Hereford & Worcester

Man arrested after Bromsgrove blaze

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a house fire in Bromsgrove.

The fire broke out in a converted loft in a three-storey house in Worcester Road at about 03:40 GMT, destroying the roof and seriously damaging other parts of the property.

One person escaped unharmed and about six nearby houses were evacuated, police said.

A 50-year-old man was arrested in the Rock Hill area on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

West Mercia Police said he was currently being questioned by detectives and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Nine crews from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue tackled the blaze, which also endangered adjoining houses, group commander Grant Wills said.

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