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Woman on arson charge after North Tyneside house fire

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A woman has been charged with arson, following a fire at a house on North Tyneside.

Fire crews were called to Bywell Grove in Shiremoor on Wednesday evening and found the living room well alight.

The female occupant was rescued from the house by a neighbour and given treatment at the scene by paramedics.

Northumbria Police arrested and then charged a 35-year-old local woman. She will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates' Court later.