A 40-year-old man from Truro has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent and is currently in police custody awaiting further questioning, following yesterday morning's fire.

An investigation is currently underway into the circumstances surrounding the fire, which was treated as being suspicious.

A scene guard was put in place whilst fire investigators and scenes of crime officers carried out further enquiries. The scene guard has now been lifted.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, anyone with information is asked to contact us via 101 quoting crime reference CR/051662/18.

The fire damaged a total of eight homes and caused 19 residents to be evacuated, fire chiefs confirmed yesterday.