20/10/2003

Rescued man arrested following house fire

A man has been arrested after being rescued from a burning house in north Belfast last night.

The man assaulted police officers after being rescued from the fire in the Manor Street area at around 11pm on Sunday.

It is believed he set the house on fire after becoming embroiled in a row during a house party at the same address.

Emergency services found the man unconscious in an upstairs bedroom.

He was eventually brought round by police officers but became aggressive towards them.

The man was treated for smoke inhalation. The rest of the house guests escaped without injury.

(MB)

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