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A FAMILY of four were rescued after an arson attack on their home.
Bin bags were piled against their front door and doused with petrol before being set alight.
Fire crews were called to the maisonette on St Anne Street, Birkenhead, shortly before 8pm yesterday.
Four firefighters wearing breathing equipment went into the building to rescue a mother and her sons aged six and four.
They were sheltering in the boys’ bedroom after being told by a fire service operator to hide.
Their father was alerted by a noise outside the flat and opened his front door to find a wall of flames.
He made a 999 call while a neighbour tried to douse the flames with a bucket of water.