Police probe into flat fire

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A POLICE probe in under way into the cause of a fire which engulfed a Barnsley flat.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze in Peartree Avenue, Thurnscoe, at 11.20pm on Saturday and found flames in every room of the ground-floor flat.

A neighbour led a man from the flat to safety after spotting him on the floor in the kitchen.

Police forensic experts examined the flat yesterday looking for clues to help them establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.

A man was arrested at the scene. Firefighters said the blaze was being treated as ‘suspicious’.