Humberside

Two Hull homes struck by arson attacks

Arsonists have attacked two homes in an area of Hull within a 15-minute period.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said three people were rescued from their home in Dunvegan Road shortly after 0200 GMT on Saturday.

About 15 minutes earlier, people in a house in Surbiton Close had to escape a fire which started at the front of the property.

Officers believe the two house fires were started deliberately in wheelie bins.

Six fire crews were called out to attend both blazes, which were less than half a mile apart.

Daryl Oprey, from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Fortunately, the occupants at both properties were alerted to the fires, which once again highlights the importance of having working smoke alarms.

"At this time we believe the two incidents were probably started maliciously and possibly linked. We are working closely with Humberside Police on this investigation."

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