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Co Armagh house fire being treated as ‘intent to endanger life’

Fire broke out around 3.30am on Sunday

A fire in the early hours of this morning is being treated as arson, police say.

Detectives in Lurgan are appealing for witnesses following the blaze at a home in the Connolly Place area of the town in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey said: “The police alongside the NIFRS attended the scene shortly after 3:00am, which police are treating as arson with intent to endanger life.

“The fire caused extensive damage to the property.

“Thankfully nobody was in the house at the time.”

Anyone with information about this incident should call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 276 of 3/9/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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