Police investigate arson following fire at Faro social housing building

A fire in a social housing apartment building in Faro led to the evacuation of 58 residents in the early hours of Wednesday morning (June 15).

Six people, including four-year-old child, had to be treated in hospital for smoke inhalation.

PJ police are said to believe someone intentionally started the fire, as the building’s emergency exit was blocked off and this was the third time firefighters have been called to the building in the last few days.