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21 May 2012, 16:45 | Updated: 21 May 2012, 16:51
Cambridgeshire Police are investigating a fire at a block of flats in Sawston.
It broke out at the entrance of the communal area of the flats in Green Road at around 7pm yesterday (Sunday).
Firefighters evacuated the building and rescued six people from balconies.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the fire was started on purpose.
Some residents had to stay in emergency accommodation following the fire.
Nobody was seriously hurt, however one person was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after breathing in smoke.
Detectives are treating the incident as arson with intent to endanger life.
Detective Sergeant Louisa Barry, who is investigating, said: "This is a very serious offence and luckily no-one was seriously injured.
It could have been a lot worse and I am keen to catch those responsible as soon as possible."
Anyone with information is asked contact Detective Sergeant Barry on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.