A man is in custody after police were called to Moor Lane, Maidenhead yesterday evening – following an angry scene that saw the front of a house burst into flames.
Police and firefighters hurried to the scene at about 6.35pm following reports of an arson.
Neighbours heard angry shouting before a car drove away at high speed.
Four pumps attended but possible disaster had been narrowly avoided.
Firefighters found that the fire was out when they arrived.
Two pumps remained while firefighters spent an hour dampening the building down to ensure it was safe.
A police statement released this morning said: “A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and criminal damage. He remains in police custody.
“An investigation is ongoing.”