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Third man arrested after two women killed in Wolverhampton house fire

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Two women were found dead inside a burning house on Saturday as four othersa woman, who is in a critical condition, and three menmanaged to escape the blaze

Two women were found dead inside a burning house on Saturday as four othersa woman, who is in a critical condition, and three menmanaged to escape the blaze.

By Dylan Donnelly, news reporter

Sunday 12 May 2024 16:17, UK

A third man has been arrested after two women died in a house fire in Wolverhampton on Saturday.

Two men, aged 19 and 22, were previously arrested over the fire at a property in Dunstall Hill and are understood to be known to the women.

In an update on Sunday, West Midlands Police said a 46-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fire.

The force added the older man is also thought to be known by the women too.

He is being questioned by officers at a police station.

Emergency services arrived at the scene of the fire in Wolverhampton shortly after 1am on Saturday.

Firefighters found the two women dead inside the home.

Four othersa woman, who is in a critical condition, and three menmanaged to escape the blaze.

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The fire was extinguished shortly before 3am.

Chief Superintendent Richard Fisher said the "very active investigation" is ongoing.

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