A 31-year-old man from Appleby has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in the town last week.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service attended to the blaze, which was in a private dwelling, on The Sands, Appleby, and extinguished it, in the early hours of 21st October
Police are now investigating the incident as arson.
The 31-year-old has since been released under investigation.
A spokesman for Cumbria police said: “Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage in the area to please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact PC 2715 on the 101 number, quoting incident number six of 21st October, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.