FIREFIGHTERS, police and paramedics rushed to the scene of a house fire in Bournemouth.

Crowds of residents gathered to watch on as fire crews battled the blaze in Oakmead Gardens after a cordon was put in place.

Police were called to the area at 4.22pm following reports of a fire and a woman has now been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

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Pictures from the scene show a large number of emergency service vehicles in the residential astreet.

A Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 4.18pm this afternoon about a property fire on Hickes Close, Bournemouth. Crews from Redhill Park, Poole (x2), Westbourne and the aerial ladder platform also from Westbourne are currently in attendance.

"The incident involves a fire on the first floor of a property."

There were no reports of an injuries.

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 16.30hrs on Friday 24 November to an incident in West Howe, Bournemouth.

"We sent a double-crewed land ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and an operations officer.”