Stoke & Staffordshire

Five rescued from Stoke-on-Trent house fire

Four adults and a teenager have been rescued from a house fire in Stoke-on-Trent.

Flames from a nearby motorcycle fire spread to the entrance of a three-storey home in Lightwood Road, Longton, at about 0400 BST.

Four people were sent to hospital for precautionary checks. Firefighters also rescued three dogs and a tortoise.

A 36-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody.

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