Police have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with the fire incident reported by Alifu Alifu Thoddu last night.

They said that the report of the fire came in around 9:29 in the night and that the fire was reported on the outskirts of Bright Anhenunn Street in Thoddu.

Police confirmed that no one was hurt in the fire. However, the Police did say that they had arrested a man concerning the incident and that they were further investigating the incident.

Police did not clarify the reason behind the fire. Protests have erupted in the island most famous for its watermelon fields but it is not clear whether the fire was related to the protests.

Many farmers gathered near the island council on the 5th of this month after the Council reviewed how farmland is given on the island. The protests turned violent when those gathered outside the Council threw rocks and other things at the building.

Police arrested 8 people today because of the violence.