A MAN has been arrested by police after a fire in a flat in Trowbridge early this morning.

Wiltshire Police said: "We were called to a block of flats in St Thomas Passage shortly after 5.30am.

"Nobody has been injured, but extensive damage has been caused to the properties.

"A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and is currently in custody at Melksham Police Station."

Firefighters from Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon dealt with the fire in an upper storey flat opposite The Halve.

At the height of the blaze, there were 20 firefighters, three police vehicles and ambulance staff at the scene.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to St Thomas Passage, Trowbridge, at 5.39am this morning for a fire in a first floor flat.

"Three crews attended, two from Trowbridge and one from Bradford on Avon, and four breathing apparatus wearers used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire."

"All persons were accounted for and I have no reference of any injuries. The stop came at 6.43am and an investigation is on-going into the cause of the fire with Wiltshire Police."

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the fire to call Central CID on 101, quoting crime reference 54190128496. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.