Trapped pensioner rescued from Halifax house fire in suspected arson attack

Fire at Pellon New Road, Halifax

Fire at Pellon New Road, Halifax

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Firefighters rescued a pensioner trapped in an upstairs bedroom of a house that was on fire in Halifax this morning (Friday).

Police are treating the incident, which happened at a house on Pellon New Road, as arson.

The 66-year-old male occupant made a phone call to raise the alarm just before 3.15am when he was trapped in the first floor bedroom of the property, with smoke billowing through the house.

 

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