Arrest after house blaze

A POLICE investigation is underway after a house fire in the early hours of today.

Crews from Stranton Fire Station were called to Everett Street, in Hartlepool, at 4.40am after reports of a house on fire.

Two crews from Stranton were sent to deal with what has been described as a “small fire” at the terraced property in the Dyke House area of town.

An investigation into exactly what happened is now underway and inquiries are ongoing.

One woman inside the house made it out safely.

l A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and is being questioned at Hartlepool Police station.