Man arrested after house fire death

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal house fire, police said tonight.

Hertfordshire Police said a man believed to be in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze in Westerdale, Hemel Hempstead, early today.

Emergency crews were alerted to the fire at 12.06am and scenes of crime officers were working with specialist fire brigade investigators to determine the cause.