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Flats evacuated following blaze in Derry

A number of people were evacuated due to a fire near a block of flats in Londonderry in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Detectives received a report of a fire at Kular Court in the Little James Street area just after 2am.

Police attended the scene along with the NI Fire and Rescue Service.

Detective Constable Richard Donnell said: "It was reported outside bins were on fire, and the blaze had spread to a nearby flat.

"A number of residents were evacuated, the majority of whom have now been allowed to return to their homes.

"The fire caused substantial damage to one flat, however, thankfully, no one was injured."

The Detective Constable added: “We are appealing to anyone who was in the Kular Court area at around 2am this morning and witnessed any suspicious activity, or who knows anything about this incident, to contact detectives at Strand Road Criminal Investigation Branch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 117 of 21/12/17.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."




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