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Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 
25th August 2017
General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 25th August 2017 General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 
25th August 2017
General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 25th August 2017 General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 
25th August 2017
General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 25th August 2017 General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 
25th August 2017
General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 25th August 2017 General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 
25th August 2017
General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 25th August 2017 General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 
25th August 2017
General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 25th August 2017 General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 
25th August 2017
General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats.
 Photo by Stephen  Hamilton / Press Eye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 25th August 2017 General views of a flat in Rosewood Park in Belfast where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire was noticed in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of a fire in Castlereagh, Belfast

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene of a fire in Castlereagh, Belfast

Rosewood Park, in Belfast, where three women and a baby escaped injury after a fire in the hallway of the flats. Photo by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye

Three women and a baby girl have been rescued from a fire in an apartment block in east Belfast.

The blaze happened in the main entrance hall in Rosewood Park on Saturday August 26.

Police said the incident is being treated as suspected arson.

Detective Sergeant Kelly said: “A fire was reported to police about 1am and we attended the scene, along with other members of the emergency services.

“Accelerant had been poured on the front door and then set on fire, causing severe damage to it. There was no-one in the flat at the time but the NIFRS rescued three people and a child from neighbouring flats.

“We are treating the incident as arson with intent to endanger life and would appeal for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area to get in touch with detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 83 of 26/8/17.”

Belfast Telegraph