A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a residential property in York earlier today (Thursday 16 April).
North Yorkshire Police was alerted to the fire on Eboracum Way at around 6.20am by North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service who were at the scene when officers arrived.
Four people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by paramedics. Two others received treatment from fire crews.
A 27 year-old man from Easingwold has since been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody for questioning.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference 12200062747 when providing information.
Last modified: April 16, 2020