Man held over suspicious fire in Strood

Strood flat Image copyright BBC news grab
Image caption The fire was in a flat on the second floor of the property in Scholars Rise, Strood

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a Kent flat.

Fire crews were called to the property in Scholars Rise, Strood, at 02:30 BST, and tackled the blaze using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.

A woman was treated at the scene by paramedics for the effects of breathing in smoke.

The 32-year-old man from Maidstone is in custody as a joint investigation between Kent Police and the fire service continues.

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