Blackpool Alandene hotel fire: Woman arrested

A 49-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a hotel in Blackpool.

Fire crews were called to The Alandene on Park Road at about 03:30 BST and police were alerted soon afterwards.

Several guests had to be led to safety and two people needed treatment for minor injuries and the effects of breathing in smoke.

The woman, from Halifax, West Yorkshire, was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

She is due to be questioned by police in Lancashire later.

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