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Police believe blaze which damaged two homes and shed started deliberately

A fire which extensively damaged two family homes in Lurgan last week was suspected arson, police have confirmed.

Police in Lurgan are appealing for information following the incident in the Parkmore area of the town.

They say they believe the fire was started deliberately at the oil tank of a house at around 1.30am on Thursday morning.

It spread to two nearby houses causing damage to both properties.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Fire crews from Lurgan and Portadown attended the blaze, which also saw a shed burned.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hosereel jets and a covering jet to extinguish the blaze.

Police have appealed to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Parkmore area at the time of the incident to contact them at Lurgan on 101 quoting reference 71 21/07/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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