Two people arrested on suspicion of arson after house blaze

POLICE have arrested two people from Stoke-on-Trent following a house fire in the early hours of this morning (December 18).

A 48-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were taken into custody on suspicion of arson.

The emergency services were called to the property on Cumberland Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, at around 1.35am.

The occupants of the house were safely rescued from the building and the fire was quickly extinguished.

However, there were two dogs at the property and sadly, one of them died at the scene. The other dog is currently being cared for by a local vet.

A joint investigation involving the police and fire service is now underway.

Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 30 of December 18.