A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after explosions at three homes.
Staffordshire Police said officers received reports of blasts at houses in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Moorlands area last night.
A spokesman said:
A 44-year-old man from Cheadle was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently being interviewed by detectives.
A hot tub is thought to have been the probable source of an outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease, the Health Protection Agency has said.
Based at JTF Warehouse in City Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, samples taken from the hot tub were found to have an unusual strain of legionella bacteria, which matched that of the strain taken from patients with the illness.
Dr Sue Ibbotson, regional director of Health Protection Agency, West Midlands, said the organisation has taken histories from those with Legionnaires and 17 of the 18 confirmed cases visited the warehouse in the two weeks before they fell ill. One patient died after being affected by the disease.