Three saved from stair fire

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FIRECREWS led three people to safety from a Mayfield stairwell following a fireraising attack.

The “deliberate” fire sparked in the common stair case of a three-storey building on Chester Square at 9.30pm on Friday.

Three people were given oxygen while a 30-year-old man received treatment for minor cuts sustained trying to extinguish the fire.

The fire service is still investigating what might have caused the fire.

A fire service spokesperson said: “This highlights the problem of leaving combustible materials in common stairwells.”