A house fire in Ruabon this morning is being treated by police as ‘suspicious’.
Shortly after 5.08am this morning emergency services were called to the scene of a house fire in Wynn Avenue, Ruabon.
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were quickly on the scene and able to extinguish the fire before it spread although some neighbouring properties were evacuated.
A 10 year old girl and 7 year old boy were helped from the premises by neighbours and taken to a local hospital for a precautionary check after slight smoke inhalation.
A local woman in her 30’s was arrested at the scene on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and conveyed to a local Police Station.
North Wales Police are treating the incident as suspicious and Superintendent Sian Beck confirmed a joint investigation is underway with the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
She said “North Wales Police are conducting a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.
“This could have been far serious had it not been for the prompt actions of members of the public and the Emergency Services.
“This appears to be an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the fire however I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who saw any suspicious persons or activity, or indeed knows anything about this fire to contact Police immediately”
If you have any information about the fire North Wales Police can be contacted on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote reference R134408
Pic: Google Streetview of the area.