A TEENAGER was arrested on suspicion of causing arson with intent to endanger life, police have confirmed.

It followed reports of a fire being started at Spode Close residential home, a service in Redhouse for adults with learning difficulties, shortly after midnight this morning.

Wiltshire Police called in the army bomb squad after arresting an 18-year-old on arson charges.

Soldiers had put a cordon in place “as a precaution” and evacuated residents from nearby flats and houses, a spokeswoman for the force said.