Man arrested for arson after fire breaks out in Bramley high rise flats

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Bramley.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 5:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 5:30 pm

Four fire crews rushed to the scene in Gamble Hill Croft on Gamble Hill Drive at 8.20am today (Tuesday).

The flat was on the seventh floor of the high rise block and was extinguished using four breathing apparatus, two jets and positive pressure ventilation.

Police officers were called to the scene by firefighters at 9.02am.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire broke out at Gamble Hill Croft in Bramley

They arrested a man on suspicion of arson, who was then taken to hospital as a precaution for suspected smoke inhalation.

He is now in custody.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "At 9:02am today police were contacted by the fire service who were attending a fire at a flat in Gamble Hill Croft, Leeds.

"Officers attended and arrested a man on suspicion of arson. He was taken to hospital as a precaution for suspected smoke inhalation before being taken into custody."