Man arrested on suspicion of arson as dozens of flats evacuated

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service reassure and provide safety advice to residents of St Peters Court t

Firefighters were called to St Peter's Court in Lowestoft on Monday evening - Credit: Nick Butcher

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after flats had to be evacuated in a coastal town. 

Firefighters from Gorleston joined crews from across Suffolk after the fire broke out in St Peter's Court in Lowestoft. 

The fire service received a call shortly before 9.45pm and were at the scene until 1.06am. 

A total of 30 flats had to be evacuated and no-one is understood to be injured. 

The man who has been arrested is due to be questioned later on Tuesday.

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