Man arrested on suspicion of arson after York flat fire

The flats on Eboracum Way were damaged by smoke. Photographs: YorkMix
16 Apr 2020 @ 5.54 pm
| Crime

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following the fire at a York block of flats early today (Thursday, 16 April).

We reported how fire crews were called out to Naples House on Eboracum Way at 5.46am this morning.

Four people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by paramedics. Two others received treatment from fire crews.

Altogether 14 people were evacuated while the fire crews put out the blaze.

One of the windows in the stairwell has smoke marks
Two of the windows of the affected block of flats

It caused fire and smoke damage to the main living area of one flat, and smoke damage to the rest of the property.

The communal corridor and neighbouring flats were also smoke damaged.

Police alerted by fire crews

Naples House on Eboracum Way

Police were alerted to the fire by North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service at around 6.20am.

A 27 year-old man from Easingwold has since been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in police custody for questioning.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12200062747 when providing information.