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Car explodes after gas cylinder deliberately ignited in Cookstown


A car has exploded after the gas cylinder was ignited deliberately in Cookstown.

It happened just after 11pm on Wednesday evening on the Killygarvan Road in the Sandholes area.

Two fire engines from Cookstown Fire Station and one from Dungannon Fire Station were deployed to the scene.

However the LP gas cylinder had already ignited before firefighters arrived at the scene.

A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The car was damaged due to the incident but no one was injured.

“The incident finished at 11:53pm and is being treated as a deliberate fire.”

Police received a call at around 11.10pm enquiries are "ongoing to establish the cause of the fire".

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A PSNI spokesman said: "At this time, enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the fire."

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