A 69 year old male has been arrested after an explosion occurred in a flat in Crewe.
The explosion and subsequent fire are being treated as suspicious and the unnamed male was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to danger life.
Cheshire Police have confirmed the male currently remains in custody and is assisting officers with their enquiries.
The cause of the explosion is not believed to be terrorist related, but it is being treated as suspicious.
The explosion happened just after 5 pm on Wednesday 4th November in a flat in Hardwicke Court, firefighters and the police attended the scene.
Four fire engines were in attendance, two from Crewe and two from Alsager.
Firefighters using two hose reels and breathing apparatus entered the building to secure the gas supply to the property and then used a series of fans to ventilate the area.
Neighbours were evacuated and given temporary shelter in Hungerford Primary school.
The school remains closed today as a result of yesterdays incident.
The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police have confirmed there are no injuries as a result of the explosion.
A cordon remains at the scene while