A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson by police probing a late night house fire in Wigan.
Officers were called by the fire service to a report of a blaze at a home on Montrose Avenue, Norley shortly before 11pm on Wednesday January 9.
Residents who had spotted smoke pouring from the first floor of a semi-detached home initially raised the alarm to the emergency services.
Crews in two engines from Wigan and one from Hindley used breathing apparatus, a hose and a ventilation fan to tackle the fire, which was quickly extinguished.
Thankfully no-one was in the building at the time of the incident and no casualties have been reported.
But it has since been revealed that a man aged 23 has been arrested on suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life.
A police spokesperson has said that inquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to ring police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.