A Barnstaple woman has been arrested following calls to a fire in a domestic property.

A 28-YEAR-OLD woman is in custody facing criminal damage charges after a house fire in Barnstaple this morning (Fri).

Two fire engines from Barnstaple attended the scene in Heppenstall Road, Barnstaple, at around 9.40am to find a small fire in the ground floor living room.

The blaze, in the semi-detached property, was extinguished using a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus.

The woman, from Barnstaple, was arrested following the fire which is being treated as arson.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Police on 101 quoting crime reference CB/12/1362.