Cleveland Police have arrested a man following a fire on Church Street, Hartlepool.
Officers launched an investigation into the suspected arson attack .
Hartlepool police moved quick to arrest a 38-year-old man following the fire within a block of flats on Church Street on Saturday.
Emergency services responded to the flat fire, with paramedics attending to treat one person at the scene and police closing the road for a number of hours.
Thankfully Cleveland Police have confirmed that no one was injured as a result of the incident.
A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “Officers were made aware of a fire at a property on Church Street, Hartlepool, around 10.45am this morning, Saturday July 23. The fire is being investigated as arson.
“No one was injured as a result of the incident. A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody.”
The North East Ambulance Service confirmed they received a call at 10.48am following reports of a fire within flats.
Three Hazardous Area Response Teams, Two managers & an emergency ambulance descended to the scene.