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Four evacuated from arson attack flat in Co Tyrone

The Fire Service said the fire had been started in a wheelie bin
Mairead Holland

FOUR people escaped injury today after a wheelie bin was pushed up against the door of a flat in Co Tyrone and set alight.

The attack took place around 3am in the Lisnahull Park area of Dungannon.

A police spokesperson said officers were on the scene before the fire brigade and managed to extinguish the blaze.

A spokesperson for the NI Fire and Rescue Service said one appliance attended the incident and that the premises had been evacuated by police before firefighters arrived.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 162 27/08/19 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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