A baby and two adults have been rescued from a fire in a tower block, with a woman suffering life-threatening injuries.
The blaze broke out in a ninth floor flat at the block in Balmoral Road, Westcliff, Essex, on Saturday night, police said.
The 30-year-old woman was taken to hospital and an investigation is under way.
The condition of the baby and a third adult is not yet known.
The ninth floor block was evacuated as crews tackled the fire and 17 people were treated for smoke inhalation.
Ch Insp Simon Anslow, of Essex Police, said: “The cause of the fire is under investigation and detectives are looking at the circumstances leading up to the incident.
“I ask anyone who was in that area around that time and saw any suspicious activity to get in contact.”
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