Man arrested after fire in St Neots

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in St Neots this morning (Wednesday).

Five fire crews – two from St Neots backed up by teams from Papworth, Huntingdon and Gamlingay – were called to reports of a large fire in Brickhills at 1.50am.

The fire was in a brick outbuilding, which was completely destroyed by the blaze.

Crews were at the scene for more than three hours.

A nearby bungalow suffered slight heat damage to its windows, but was not involved in the fire.

A male casualty suffered smoke inhalation at the scene and was treated by paramedics.

Firefighters will return to the scene this morning to carry out a joint investigation into the incident with Cambridgeshire police.

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A 20-year-old man from the St Neots area has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with this incident.

He remains in custody at Huntingdon Police Station.