A suspected arson attack on a block of flats in Devizes has left nine people injuried.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Waiblingen Way at around 1am, as 35 firefighters battled the blaze alongside police officers and paramedics until 2.25am.
The fire is believed to have started in a communal area of the building.
It’s understood nine people have been injured as a result of the fire, including one woman who has suffered serious injuries. She is currently being treated at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and is in a critical condition.
The fire was extinguished by 2.25am and a joint investigation with the fire service and Wiltshire Police has now begun to determine the cause of the fire.
Det Insp Helen Jacobs said: “Although we are very much at the early stages of our investigation, we are treating this incident as arson and we will be conducting multiple enquiries today to identify the exact circumstances.
“If you witnessed any suspicious activity in the Waiblingen Way area before 1am this morning, you may be able to help with our enquiries so please do get in touch.”
Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log number 13 of December 17. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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