Woman hospitalised after being rescued from a suspicious fire at Wigan borough home

A woman suffered burns to 10 per cent of her body and severe smoke inhalation after a suspected arson attack on a Wigan borough home.
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Four fire engines from Leigh and Hindley attended the blaze at an address in Hurst Street, Leigh, at around 11.30am this morning (June 29).

The fire was well-developed in the ground floor and kitchen area of the property and took 40 minutes to contain.

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Crews managed to prevent the flames from spreading to the neighbouring address and rescued a woman in her 50s.

The fire was well-developed when crews arrivedThe fire was well-developed when crews arrived
The fire was well-developed when crews arrived
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There were reports of a second person in the home but a thorough search of the ground floor determined there were no other casualties.

Watch Manager at Leigh Fire Station, Rob Grundy, said: “No cause has been determined yet.

"It is an ongoing incident with the fire investigation team and the police.

"I’d like to emphasise the importance of a working fire alarm as there were none working inside the property.”

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