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Two young families moved from homes after early morning fire

Arson suspected in property on Devon Road in Partington

A pair of families will be out of their homes for the foreseeable future after a devastating fire.

Fire crews responded to an alarm at about 3:40 am on Saturday in the area of Devon Road in Partington.

That’s where a firebug torched the rear of an end-terrace property.

A mother and at least three young children were able to escape as the fire spread to the loft.

The fire also spread to a pair of neighbouring homes where another young family was able to escape.

Some people got treatment at the scene for smoke inhalation but did not need to go to the hospital.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) arrested two men aged 49 and 47 on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Both remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant John Seaton with GMP’s Trafford division says: “This fire spread across three separate properties where children were present, sleeping in their beds at the time.

“Fortunately, no one was injured during this reckless attack, however, the consequences of this fire could have been disastrous.”

Seaton adds the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with further information on the incident can call police at 0161 856 7527 quoting incident number 453 of 12/12/2020.

You can make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by dialing 0800 555 111.

Both homes that caught fire have been boarded up for the time being.

The displaced families are currently in temporary housing.(JSL).

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