Stoke & Staffordshire

Arrest over factory fire in Stoke-on-Trent

The scene of the fire
Image caption The road was closed while firefighters dealt with the blaze

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at a disused factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue was called to the fire, at the Victoria Industrial Complex, on King Street, Fenton, at around 17:35 GMT on Monday.

The road was closed while firefighters dealt with the blaze, which police are describing as "suspicious".

Police said an investigation was under way to establish the cause of the fire and a 38-year-old man was in custody.

The fire was extinguished at 21:15.

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