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Arrest after four rescued from Sutton Coldfield tower block fire

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Image caption Nearly 30 people were evacuated from the block of flats at Redway Court, Mount View, Sutton Coldfield

A man has been arrested after a baby, toddler and two women were rescued from a fire at a third-floor flat.

Nearly 30 people were evacuated from Redway Court flats in Sutton Coldfield. A three-month-old baby girl, an 18-month-old boy and two females were rescued from a balcony.

A man aged 43 was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The two women and two children were treated for minor injuries after being rescued at about 14:00 GMT on Monday.

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West Midlands Police said it was treating the fire as suspicious and believed "this was a reckless act that could have had severe consequences".

Sgt Amir Abid, from Stechford police station, said: "Emergency services, including my officers, helped co-ordinate the evacuation of the flats and fortunately no-one was seriously hurt."

The fire service rescued the four people from the balcony at the block of flats in Mount View.

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