Arrest made in arson probe

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of arson after firefighters were called to a blazing house last night.

Fire crews from Atherton, Leigh, Hindley and Eccles were called shortly after 8pm last night (Monday) to reports of a fire at a domestic property in Devon Street, Leigh, and tackled the fire for approximately two hours.

Greater Manchester Police, whoalso attended the scene, confirmed that a 40 year old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of arson with intent.

Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7127 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111