Man taken to hospital following house blaze

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A man has been taken to hospital suffering serious burns following a fire at a house in Preston.

Emergency services were called to Howarth Road in Ashton, Preston, just after 7pm on Saturday night.

Extensive damage was caused to the house. On Sunday the man, in his 40s, remained at the Royal Preston Hospital in a serious condition.

Lancashire Police said it was thought the blaze was deliberate but they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the fire.

No further details have been released.