Arson attack arrests

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Arsonists put lives at risk when they started a blaze in a communal stairwell of a block of flats in Sheffield.

Nobody was injured but a baby from a top-floor home was taken to hospital with possible smoke inhalation. The blaze on Oxspring Bank, Owlerton was discovered at 2.55am on Saturday.

A fire service spokesman warned: “Deliberate fires, even smaller incidents involving rubbish or grass, can quickly develop and become life-threatening.”

Two arrests have been made. A 23-year-old man and 15-year-old boy questioned have been bailed pending further inquiries.

If you have any information, call 0114 2202020 and quote incident 212 of August 13 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.