Belfast Telegraph

Police now probing blaze at Limavady fire station

By Donna Deeney

The police have been called in to investigate the cause of a blaze at a fire station last week.

Initially the Fire Service dismissed the possibility that the blaze in the Limavady station was suspicious — but as the cause has not yet been established, it is believed arson is now being considered.

A spokeswoman for the Fire Service yesterday confirmed that “colleagues in the PSNI have been called in to assist in the investigation”.

Last Wednesday it was reported that the alert was raised in the Limavady station shortly before 9am by a retained firefighter when the flames in a store room took hold.

Two fire appliances were dispatched from Londonderry and Dungiven and the blaze was brought under control in just over an hour.

Western Area commander Trevor Ferguson said at the timehe did not think there was anything suspicious about it.

Belfast Telegraph

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph