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Woman to be arrested over St Helens suspected arson

A woman is due to be arrested following medical checks after a suspected arson at a house in which eight people were rescued, police said.

Four men and four women are being treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a property in Fleet Lane, St Helens, at about 04:20 BST.

It was extensively damaged and the scene remains under investigation

After a hospital check-up, a woman, aged 41, will be arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Fleet Lane was closed after the fire but has since reopened.

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