[18 DEC 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Man Rescued As Flat
Torched By Arsonists
62-year-old man had to be rescued by firefighters when he was
overcome by fumes after a flat was set alight by arsonists
were called to a blaze in a ground floor flat in Kingswood Road,
Stockingford, Nuneaton at 9.30pm after getting reports of the
quickly called for back-up to stop the flames spreading from the
heavily smoke-logged flat.
rescued a man from the flat above the seat of the fire. He was
taken to George Eliot hospital suffering from smoke inhalation,
and was detained overnight.
owner of the flat, who had been out since 5pm, returned to find
police and firefighters at the scene.
is being treated as suspicious and anyone who saw anything
untoward should call police on 01926 415000.