House fire arrests

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TWO men have been arrested after a flat fire in Sunderland.

The suspects, aged 33 and 36, were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after the blaze in Athol Road, Hendon.

Three fire crews went to the two-storey terraced house on Monday night.

Fire crews used two hose reels, breathing apparatus and specialist fans to battle the blaze and smoke.

No one was injured but the flat was severely damaged.

The pair have been released on bail pending further police inquiries into the incident.