A SUSPECTED arsonist is due to appear in court today following a devastating house fire.

Emergency services rescued a man from a smoke-filled home after a blaze broke out on Fernhurst Road in Calcot at around 7.30am.

Kevin Camadoo was arrested in connection with the arson attack.

The 40-year-old, from Fernhurst Road, has been charged with two counts of arson.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Reading Magistrates' Court today.