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Bangor arson attack a 'reckless act'

Police are treating the fire at the house in Bangor as arson. Picture by Hugh Russell
Mairead Holland

A fire at a house in Bangor is being treated as arson.

Police said they were contacted by firefighters about a blaze in the Crescent area of the Co Down town at around 12.40pm on Saturday afternoon.

No-one was in the building and there were no injuries.

Sergeant Chris Young said: “A window was smashed and damage was caused to the inside of the house.

"The fire is being treated as deliberate ignition, thankfully there were no reports of any injuries.

"This was a reckless act which had the potential to cause considerable damage."

The Fire and Rescue Service said three appliances attended the blaze.

Anyone who noticed suspicious activity or has any information was asked to phone police on 101.

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