Wiltshire

Swindon flats fire: Police charge man with arson

Fire-damaged flats in Swindon
Image caption Fire crews were called to the flats in Swindon on Sunday

A 36-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a fire in Swindon where eight people were trapped in flats.

Fire crews were called out shortly before 04:00 BST on Sunday.

Two of the people rescued from the flats in Luna Close had to be taken to the Great Western Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

The man has been remanded into custody and is due to appear before magistrates in the town later.

An inquiry is under way into the cause of the fire.

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