Man arrested in connection with Hartlepool house fire as inquiries continue

A man in his 60s has been arrested following a house fire in Hartlepool.

Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 4:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th June 2022, 4:36 pm

Crews were called to Kingsley Avenue at around 7.45pm on Monday, June 6, following reports of a property fire.

Firefighters spent nearly an hour tackling the blaze and investigation into its cause is under way.

Cleveland Police have said that a man in his 60s has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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A man was arrested in connection with the fire.

He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

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Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “We were called to a house fire on 06/06/2022 at 19.44 on Kingsley Avenue in Hartlepool.

"Two fire engines in attendance from Hartlepool. 100% smoke damage, 5% fire damage to living room. Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, thermal image camera and positive pressure ventilation in use.

"The cause is still yet to be determined and we are carrying out a fire investigation as per our usual procedures. We left the scene at 20.36.”