Police are now investigating a blaze which resulted in a woman suffering horrific burns.
Emergency services were called to a house in Johns Avenue, Haydock, at 1.45pm on Thursday, after a fire began inside the premises.
A 44-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man escaped from the house and were taken to hospital.
The woman suffered serious burns and the man suffered minor burns. Both are in a stable condition in hospital. Firefighters from Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and quickly extinguished the fire.
The house suffered minor fire damage.
A forensic examination of the scene is being carried by specialists from Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and inquiries into the incident are ongoing. House-to-house enquiries are underway.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6013 or the confidential Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.