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Man arrested after Army bomb squad attend Belfast house fire

A man has been arrested after a house fire in Belfast which saw the Army bomb squad attend the scene.

Police received a report of a fire at the Grosvenor Court home in west Belfast shortly before 9am on Tuesday morning.

Army bomb experts later attended the scene while the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service sent three appliances to deal with the incident on the ground floor of an end terrace house.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and a 33-year-old man arrested.

Detective Inspector Lisa McCambridge said: "The man was arrested in the South Belfast area this evening and is currently in custody assisting us with our enquiries.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area to contact Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 195 of 24/01/17. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

All roads in the area have been reopened.

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