Investigation launched following fire in Barrow

A joint investigation has been launched into a fire that occurred on Storey Square, Barrow.

Police were contacted by Cumbria Fire and Rescue at around 6pm yesterday (June 1) to the report.

Two men were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

A third man was taken to Furness General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, he remains in police custody.

A cordon remains in place whilst investigations are ongoing.

Officers are also appealing for dashcam and doorbell footage around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at, quoting incident number 193 of 1 June 2023.

You can also phone on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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