Northern Ireland

PSNI treating fire at Enniskillen flat as arson

The blaze happened in the Derrin Park area on Thursday night

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car
Police have appealed for information about the arson attack (Niall Carson/PA)

Police are treating a fire at a Co Fermanagh flat as arson.

One person escaped without injury from the property in the Derrin Park area of Enniskillen on Thursday.

A PSNI spokeswoman a report of the blaze was received shortly before 8.15pm.

“Officers along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended and the fire was extinguished,” she said.

“One person was in the property at the time but managed to escape without injury.

“We are treating this is as arson with intent to endanger life and officers remain at the scene in order to establish the circumstances of the incident.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area yesterday evening, or who has any information or CCTV or other footage that could assist with enquiries , is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1676 of 24/05/24.”