Suspected arson attack on young family

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A YOUNG Wigan family have had a lucky escape after a suspected arson attack at their home.

An investigation has been launched into the blaze which saw a young couple and their two-year-old child wake at 4am on Thursday to find their Poolstock Lane home in flames.

A 22-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of arson with attempt to endanger life.

Emergency services attended the scene in the early hours to find the back door completely melted and charred after it being set alight with cardboard and plastic.

There was also fire damage to the letterbox at the front of the house.

The family were shaken but there are thought to be no major injuries. An ambulance attended to administer treatment minor smoke inhalation.