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Gilford house fire being treated as arson with intent to endanger life

Detectives in Lurgan are appealing for information following a fire at a property in the Castleview area of Gilford just after 8.15pm on Friday, November 18th.

Detective Constable Jennings said: “Police attended the address along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

“It was confirmed that the fire had started outside the property and caused damage to the front door, hallway and kitchen. We believe that this was a deliberate ignition and as such we are investigating the fire as arson with intent to endanger life.

“Thankfully the occupant of the property was not at home at the time and our Fire Service colleagues were able to extinguish the fire before it spread further.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time the fire took place or who witnessed any suspicious activity to contact us on 101 quoting reference 1738 of 18/11/22.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via

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