A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

Emergency services were called to Weaverham last night following reports of a fire which had been started deliberately.

Cheshire Police arrived shortly after 8pm and arrested a 59-year-old woman on suspicion of arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

"At 8.10pm on Tuesday September 19  we were called to a deliberate fire at an address in High Street, Weaverham, Northwich," said a police spokesperson.

"Officers attended and a 59-year-old woman was arrested at the address on suspicion with arson recklessly endangering life.

"The woman has since been taken to hospital to be assessed."

Northwich Guardian: High Street, WeaverhamHigh Street, Weaverham (Image: Google Maps)

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service sent two crews to the scene, one each from Frodsham and Northwich.

They arrived at around 7.40pm to find a fire in a kitchen.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the flames and a high pressure fan to clear smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze revealed there were "several" seats.

As such, CFRS believed the fire to have been started "deliberately".