A WOMAN has been charged with arson after a flat fire on Tuesday.

Shannon Hunt, of Richmond Drive, Leigh has been accused of committing arson at a property on the same road.

The 23-year-old is due to appear at Bolton Crown Court on Wednesday, May 8.

Three fire engines were sent to a Richmond Drive flat at around 12.10am on Tuesday where crews extinguished the flames.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 90 minutes and used two hose reels, a positive pressure ventilation fan and a scot-protégé gas detector to put the fire out.

No one-was injured in the incident.