Crews tackle bedroom fire

Old Ash House, Ashcombe Road, Weston-super-Mare

A man has been rescued after a fire in a bedsit.

When crews arrived at the premises they found a number of the occupants already out of the property. They had self- evacuated after the fire alarm activated.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire in the bedroom and a man was treated for smoke inhalation.

An investigation into the cause of the fire found it was started deliberately. A man has been arrested.