Teenager held following blaze at flat in Wanstead

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An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire on Saturday. 

She was arrested on the day of the fire but has since been bailed. 

An arson investigation was launched following a blaze which ripped through a second floor flat in Gardner Close, Wanstead, shortly after 5pm.

A woman, believed to be in her 20s, was rescued from the window of the flat by firefighters.

The fire was under control by 6.10pm. 

The woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries and smoke inhalation and taken to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone.

A police spokeswoman said: "The officer isnt in a position to confirm anything further until the fire investigators' report is in and the suspect has been further interviewed."



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