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Thursday, 1 November 2007, 11:59 GMT
Two arrested over 'arson attack'

Two people have been arrested by police investigating a suspected arson attack on a block of flats in South Yorkshire.

Seventeen people had to be led to safety during the fire at the building on Foxhill Crescent in the Burley Carr area of Sheffield.

A 19-year-old woman and a 17-year-old man were arrested on Thursday morning.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said a "deliberate ignition" had been started in a stairwell at about 0200 GMT on Thursday.