AN ELDERLY woman is fighting for her life after jumping out of a house window to escape a suspected arson attack.
The woman was rushed to hospital after the house fire in Balsall Heath, Birmingham yesterday.
She was forced to jump from a window to escape the fire.
The woman remains in a critical condition in hospital, while a man, 52, was also treated for serious burns sustained in the blaze.
His injuries are considered to be serious but not life-threatening, cops said.
The house has been cordoned off as officers and fire crews investigate the scene.
Cops are treating the fire as arson, and a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
The man is in custody and is expected to be questioned by detectives.
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