Man in hospital after arson attack

AN EIGHTEEN-year old Bilston man is in hospital after suffering burns in a “severe” arson attack on his home.
Fire crews from Bilston and Fallings Park were called by the victim to the two-storey mid-terrace house in Myatt Avenue at 6.30pm on Thursday.
A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: “Crews responded to a 999 call. On arrival they discovered that a severe fire was in progress.
“They used four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to attack the fire. A male occupant received minor burns at the scene and was conveyed to hospital for treatment. Crews carried out an investigation in conjunction with police.”
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “We are treating this as arson, with an attempt to endanger life. The man suffered injuries to his hand, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Our enquiries are ongoing.”

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