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Police treating east Belfast house fire as arson with intent to endanger life

Police are treating a fire at a house in east Belfast as arson with intent to endanger life
Marie Louise McConville

POLICE are treating a fire at a house in east Belfast as arson with intent to endanger life.

Shortly before 7pm on Tuesday, it was reported that a window of a house in the Chamberlain Street area was broken and a large firework thrown into the living room.

A man in his thirties, who was upstairs at the time, managed to escape.

Damage was caused to the living room and living room window.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident, which is being treated as arson with intent to endanger life. It is extremely fortunate no-one was injured as a result of this reckless act".

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