Crews from Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade and Stanground were called to a flat fire in Eastfield Road, Eastfield on Saturday December 19th.
The resident that called 999 could smell smoke coming through the floor boards.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a fire in a flat.
They ventilated the property and returned to stations by 10.30pm.
A 35-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent. He has been bailed to return to Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough on January 18, 2016