Leicester

Fire crews rescue two from house arson in Leicester

Scene of fire
Image caption The hall was badly damaged by fire

Two people have been rescued from a house fire in Leicester, believed to have been started deliberately.

Crews were called to a semi-detached house on Clifford Street at about 0040 GMT on Thursday.

The fire, thought to have been started by lit materials pushed through the letterbox, took firefighters about an hour to put out.

The hall was badly damaged by fire and the whole house by smoke. An investigation has begun.

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