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Woman charged with arson after house fire in Runcorn

A woman has been charged with arson following a fire at her house in Cheshire.

Firefighters were called to the end of terrace house on Baker Road, in Runcorn, at about 1920 BST on Saturday.

Several houses nearby had to be evacuated until the blaze was brought under control but no-one was injured.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said Michelle Bentham, 27, from Baker Road, was charged with arson and appeared before Halton magistrates on Monday.

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