A one-year-old baby was rescued from a house fire in Bristol by neighbours this weekend.
This could just be a nice, heroic story - except that the baby's mother has now been arrested on suspicion of child neglect.
Concerns were raised that there were no adults in the house at the time of the fire.
The baby's two sisters, aged around two and three, were reportedly found wandering around outside the house in Southmead, Bristol, yesterday morning.
They told the neighbours their baby sister was still inside the house. So at least the toddlers had some sense.
One of the neighbours ran into the house and removed a smoking pan on the cooker, and discovered the baby upstairs.
Fortunately all three children were unharmed and are now being cared for by social services and relatives.
Avon Fire and Rescue said police were called to the scene because there were concerns no adults were around.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said nobody was injured in the incident and there was not thought to be any significant damage to the property.
"A baby rescued from the property and two young children who left the house are being cared for by social services and relatives," said the spokesman. "A woman in her mid 20s has been arrested and is helping police with their enquires."
Avon Fire and Rescue spokesman Stephanie Mounsey said: "It appears the neighbour noticed the two and three-year-old girls wandering around outside the house and spotted smoke coming from the property.
"She approached the youngsters who told her that their one-year-old sister was still asleep inside the house upstairs in her cot."
Firefighters have praised the actions of the neighbours and have fitted new smoke alarms in the house.
There might be a good explanation for this disturbing incident. We'll just have to wait and see...
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