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Arson investigation launched after fire at terraced house in Lurgan

A police investigation has been launched following an arson attack on a property in Lurgan.

Police are appealing for information or witnesses from anyone who may have observed any suspicious activity in the area of Hill Street on Tuesday at around 11.15am.

A PSNI spokesperson commented: “A house has been deliberately set on fire and could have easily spread to neighbouring properties.

“If you have any information please contact Detectives in Lurgan on 101 and quote serial number 730 of 07/12/21.”

Two fire crews from Lurgan station were despatched to the scene; they spent an hour dealing with the blaze.

A NIFRS spokesperson said: “Firefighters were called to a fire in a two-storey terraced house. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two jets to extinguish the fire.

“There were no casualties as a result of the fire. The incident was dealt with by 12.25pm and the cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate ignition.”

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