A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in west Cumbria.

Two fire engines attended the blaze - which was in Long Croft in Egremont - shortly after 1am on Saturday. (May 25)

The teams used three hose reel jets to extinguish the fire which involved a number of sheds and fencing.

Crews were at scene for almost two hours.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police said: "Police are investigating an incident of suspected arson that occurred on Greenmoor Road, Egremont in the early hours of Saturday 25th May at approximately 1.30am.

"Damage was caused to a number of sheds and the fencing behind.

"A 47-year-old man from Egremont was arrested on suspicion of arson and released under investigation."

The spokeswoman added: "The appeal follows a further investigation in to a fire in Egremont on Tuesday 7th May at approximately 3.30am that occurred on Copeland Avenue, Egremont.

"In which a derelict building was alight in the area.

"Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances of both fires."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should call PC 2636 SIMPSON on 101, quoting log number 21 of May 25. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.