A woman was arrested at the scene of a deliberate fire at a supported housing facility last night.
Emergency services were called to the scene at supported housing facility Baileys Farmhouse in Shrewsbury Road, Walcot, at around 10pm following reports of a fire in a corridor.
An 18-year-old woman was “arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life”, Wiltshire Police said. She remains in custody at Gablecross this afternoon.
The offence carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
South Western Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic officer to the scene, but no one was injured and no casualties were taken to hospital.
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service sent two crews to the incident but only one was utilised. A fire officer is also attended to investigate the fire alongside CID.
Don't miss out on breaking local 999 news - follow us on Facebook now: