Four children were taken to hospital after ‘burning houses’ injuring six people

FOUR children have been taken to hospital after a suspected arson attack at a home injured six people.

The horrible incident happened in Saltersgill, Middlesbrough early this morning, while six people in the house were fast asleep.

Suspicious arson at a property in Saltersgill, Middlesbrough


Suspicious arson at a property in Saltersgill, MiddlesbroughCredit: Evening Gazette
The fire injured 6 people


The fire injured 6 peopleCredit: Evening Gazette

They were all rescued and taken to James Cook University Hospital after passing paramedics discovered the blaze at 5:45 a.m., Teesside Live reported.

Police have now opened an investigation into the suspected arson.

Detective Inspector Rick Mansell from Cleveland Police said: “Officers remained in the area this morning and conducted door-to-door investigations and patrols.

“People with the property were asleep at the time of the incident and thanks to those who raised the alarm, emergency services were quickly on the scene.

“We would appeal to anyone who sees anything or has any dashcams or CCTV that could help us contact the police.”

A spokesperson for Northeastern Ambulance Service said: “One of our ambulance fleets experienced a home fire on Woodville Avenue at 5:45am this morning.

“We dispatched four more ambulance crews and one officer and transported six patients to James Cook Hospital.” Four children were taken to hospital after ‘burning houses’ injuring six people

Bobby Allyn

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