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Maidstone man arrested after woman treated after suspicious fire in Scholars Rise in Strood

By KentOnline reporter

A man has been arrested after a fire that left a woman in her 20s needing treatment for breathing in smoke.

Crews in two fire engines were called to a flat in Scholars Rise at just after 2.30am yesterday.

They used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to put out the fire, in which a woman breathed in smoke.

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock picture.

A 32-year-old Maidstone man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and was taken into police custody.

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