Man 'critical' after house blaze drama

A MAN is fighting for his life after a fire at a family home in Eye in the early hours of this morning.

A MAN, who is suffering from life-threatening injuries, was arrested today after a fire tore through a family home.

Police were called to an incident in Hutton Court, Eye, at 3.30am today - officers attended with serious concerns for a man and his family members.

When arriving on scene officers found a woman and two children safely leaving the property.

While officers were on scene a fire was started in the porch of the three-storey terrace house.

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Fire crews from Eye, Diss and Stradbroke were called to the incident and used hose reels to contain the fire.

Police then arrested the man on suspicion of affray and arson with intent to danger lives.

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A spokeswoman from the East of England Ambulance Service said that they received a call from police regarding a potential firearms incident.

She later added that the man, who had suffered burns to his hands and face, had been taken to Ipswich Hospital - however it is believed that he has now been transferred to Broomfield Hospital Burns Unit.

Police confirmed that the man was deemed to be critical.

During the incident, residents from surrounding properties were taken to Eye Fire Station after concerns over a gas leak.

Residents were allowed back into their homes at 5am today, after the fire had been brought under control.

The property remains cordoned off.

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