Woman held after flat fire rescue in Bedfordshire


A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a man suffered life-threatening injuries in a flat fire in Bedfordshire.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was carried unconscious from Kilgour Court, Bassett Road, Leighton Buzzard, in the early hours.

He was taken to hospital and then to a specialist burns unit in Chelmsford, Essex, as he had suffered 35% burns.

A 42-year-old woman is due to be questioned later.

Three fire crews were called at 0035 BST and found 80% of the property engulfed in flames.

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