Man charged over house fire

A NEEDHAM Market man is due to appear in court charged in connection with a house fire in Ipswich.Trevor Denny, 36, of Stowmarket Road, will appear before magistrates in Ipswich on Friday charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

AN estranged father has appeared in court today charged in connection with a house fire in Ipswich.

Trevor Denny, 36, of Stowmarket Road, Needham Market, appeared before magistrates in Ipswich charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

He was arrested after a fire in terraced house in Rectory Road, Ipswich, on Wednesday .

He was remanded in custody until a preliminary hearing on March 1 at Ipswich Crown Court.

Julie Denny, 31, and her daughters, Maisie, three, and Isabel, one, were rescued from an upstairs window by firefighters as the fire consumed the ground floor of the property.

Ms Denny raised the alarm by calling from a mobile phone just before 4.20am.

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The fire began in the front room of the terraced house and spread through the lower floor.

As fire crews from the Princes Street and Colchester Road stations were dispatched a specially trained officer kept the mother on the phone and gave her survival advice.

Ms Denny and her daughters were taken to Ipswich Hospital suffering smoke inhalation.