A MAN has been arrested by police after a suspected arson at a home in a village near Winchester.

Two fire crews attended the fire in Churchfields, Twyford, at around 10.50am on Monday.

Police arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of arson.

The man, who is of no fixed abode, has been released under investigation.

The fire was well alight when crews arrived from Winchester and St Mary's and four in breathing apparatus were needed to douse the flames.