A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after two fires in the early hours of this morning.

Police and the fire services were called to reports of a fire at a property on Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, just before 3am today (Monday).

A further report was received of a fire in an enclosed passageway on Coombe Street.

Officers attended and a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and criminal damage, according to a Dorset Police spokesman.

He is currently assisting officers with their enquiries.

No one was injured in either incident.