A second person has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a Teignmouth seafront hotel. Police and fire crews were called to the blaze in a bedroom on the top floor of Bay Hotel on Tuesday afternoon.
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said that the contents of the penthouse bedroom had been severely damaged by fire and the rest of the penthouse had been severely damaged by smoke.
At 4.26pm on Tuesday an arson detection dog from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was requested to assist with the fire investigation.
On Wednesday, a 58-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
Now police have confirmed that a 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the same offence.
A spokesman told Devon Live on Thursday evening that the pair, both from Teignmouth, remained in police custody.
Crews were called back again on Thursday lunchtime at 12.10pm to the hotel after the fire alarm sounded.
But a fire service spokesman said that the call out was a false alarm as someone had hit the fire alarm accidentally.