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Arson investigation launched after fire at a Nottingham flat

A man is in custody after a fire broke out in a flat yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Millers Court, Radford after the fire alarm was set off and residents noticed smoke in one of the buildings.

The fire was found in the bathroom of a flat and was quickly contained and put out. No injuries were reported.

Officers were called to the scene at around 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday 29 July 2021). It is suspected the fire was deliberately started.

Later that day, a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson. He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Waldram said: “The quick response by emergency services meant this fire fortunately didn’t spread to other rooms or parts of the building, and most importantly it meant that there were no injuries.

“This could have been extremely dangerous for residents and locals, and where it is suspected that a fire was ignited deliberately we will investigate thoroughly and take the appropriate action.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting incident 383 of 29 July 2021.