SEVERAL people were injured in a fire at flats in West Oxfordshire.

People suffered smoke inhalation and leg injuries after a fire was started at the front door of Bliss House in Hailey Avenue, Chipping Norton.

An argument was reported outside, after midnight yesterday.

At about 2am, a fire was started at the flats, causing damage to the property.

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People required hospital treatment but have all since been discharged.

A 37 year-old man from Chipping Norton has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and remains in police custody.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Samantha Bonner, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch.

“I am appealing particularly to anyone who has CCTV in the area to check their footage and come forward if you could help with my investigation.”

Contact police with information, online or via 101, quoting reference number 43200282149.