A man has been arrested after a house fire in Co Meath this morning, which caused two adjoining houses to be evacuated.

Gardaí in Navan are investigating all of the circumstances of a fire at a house in Beechmount Estate, Navan, this Christmas Day.

Emergency services attended the scene of the fire at around 9am today. No one was at home at the time and there were no injuries.

Two adjoining houses were evacuated and their residents brought to safety.

The fire service brought the fire under control and the scene was preserved for examination by gardaí.

A man in his 30s has since been arrested and is currently detained at Navan Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on (046) 903 6100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.