Peterborough house fire initially thought to be arson now being treated as '˜not suspicious.'

A fire which ripped through a Peterborough house leading to a family of four being rescued was not started deliberately, police have revealed.

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 10:29 am
Updated Thursday, 25th October 2018, 11:30 am
The scene in South View Road this morning. Photo: Craig Thomas Campbell

The blaze started at 7.30am yesterday (Wednesday) in South View, Walton, Peterborough.

Three adults and a child had to be rescued from the flames, with one person needing hospital treatment for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Yesterday, a Cambridgeshire police spokesman said arsonists were behind the incident, and police appealed for help to find the culprits.

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The scene in South View Road this morning. Photo: Craig Thomas Campbell

However, after further investigations took place in the house yesterday, today a police spokesman said the cause of the fire was now ‘non suspicious.’

A large police cordon had been placed around the home while the emergency services worked at the scene.

The scene in South View Road this morning. Photo: Craig Thomas Campbell
House fire at South View Road, Walton EMN-181024-105743009