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Firefighters treat blaze at flat in south Belfast as arson

Published 07/07/2015

PSNI officers at the scene on Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast after a fire broke out on a ground floor apartment. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
PSNI officers at the scene on Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast after a fire broke out on a ground floor apartment. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
PSNI officers at the scene on Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast after a fire broke out on a ground floor apartment. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
PSNI officers at the scene on Agincourt Avenue in south Belfast after a fire broke out on a ground floor apartment. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

Firefighters who tackled a blaze in south Belfast are treating it as arson.

The NIFRS were called to the fire at a flat in the Agincourt Avenue area on Tuesday morning.

Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus dealt with a fire in a ground floor flat in the area.

Two fire appliances from Central Fire Station, one Fire Appliance from Cadogan Fire Station and on from Whita fire station were sent to the scene.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The incident finished at 12:20pm and is being treated as a deliberate fire. The incident has now been passed through to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”

A male has been arrested on suspicion of arson.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: "The blaze in a ground floor flat was reported to police at 11.25am and the male was arrested at the scene.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

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