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Investigation launched following arson attack at house in Tandragee

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a house in Tandragee during the early hours of Monday morning (September 26).

A report was received from a member of the public at around 4.10am that an outbuilding of a vacant house in the Armagh Road area was on fire.

Officers attended along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service who brought the blaze under control. There were no reports of any injuries.

The incident is being treated as arson at this time and officers would ask anyone with any information, or any persons passing through the area by vehicle at the time who may have dash cam footage which could assist them with their enquiries, to contact them at Armagh on 101, quoting reference number 201 26/09/22.

You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Newry & Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin described the incident “very concerning”.

“Thankfully no one was in the property at the time,” he said. “I thank the public who were vigilant in raising the alarm after spotting smoke rising from the property as given this is in a built up area, had the fire fully caught hold it could have been a very different matter.

“Hopefully the PSNI can apprehended those behind this incident and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity to contact the police and assist with their inquiries.”

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