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Arson arrest after Hemsworth flats fire

Highfield Road, Hemsworth
Image caption One woman jumped from a first floor window to escape the fire on Highfield Road

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in which a woman jumped to safety from a first floor window.

The blaze, at a block of flats in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, also saw five people rescued by fire crews using a ladder.

A further 10 people escaped by themselves when the fire broke out in Highfield Road at 23:45 BST on Friday.

The 32-year-old man is being held in police custody.

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