Police were called just after 12.30pm today, Friday 23 June, to reports of a fire at a care home on Court Street in Mortonhampstead.
The fire has been safely extinguished and there are no reports of injury.
For the safety of the residents, a multi-agency response is in place and residents are being rehoused. Their next of kin are aware and in the process of facilitating this.
A 21-year-old man from Mortonhampstead has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent and is currently in police custody.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen or heard the incident to contact police on [email protected] or by phone on 101, quoting log number 0442 230617.
Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News