Woman arrested after flat fire in Clay Cross

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A 28-year-old woman has been arrested following a fire at a flat in Clay Cross.

Emergency services were called to Meadow Road in the Holmgate area shortly before 11pm last night. Firefighters tackled the blaze with two hoses. A crew from Chesterfield then arrived and used equipment including two hoses and a safety jet to extinguish the flames. A fire investigation is being carried out.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said: “A 28-year woman was arrested shortly before 2am on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.”

The woman is in police custody and will be interviewed today (April 30).