Man quizzed over arson at flats in Crawley

A man has been arrested after emergency services were called out twice in the same evening to fires in a seven-storey block of flats in West Sussex.

Fire crews were first called to Milton Mount Flats in Milton Mount Avenue, Crawley, at about 2015 BST on Wednesday to a blaze in a bin store.

At 2240 BST, they were called back to a fire in a ground-floor flat.

The 25-year-old man is being questioned by police on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Two women were taken to the East Surrey Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following the fire in the flat.

The building also had to be evacuated for a short time, but everyone was allowed back in once the smoke had cleared.

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