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Police treating Bangor flats fire as arson

A fire at a block of flats in Northern Ireland is being treated as arson.

Fire broke out in the first-floor flat in the Drumawhey Gardens area of Bangor around 11pm. Residents had to be evacuated and rooms in the property extensively damaged.

Detective Inspector Harry Colgan said: “The NIFRS attended the scene and extinguished the fire which police are treating as arson with intent to endanger life.

“Thankfully, no-one was in the property at the time of the incident, although a number of residents in neighbouring flats had to be evacuated from their homes for a time. A number of rooms in the property were extensively damaged.

“We would appeal for anyone who has any information that could help with our investigation to get in touch with police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1480 of 10/9/17.

“Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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