Man (50s) arrested in connection with house fire
Gardaí have detained a man in his 50s in connection with a house fire earlier today.
The fire broke out in a terraced house at Cois Má Avenue, Croom, Co Limerick.
Two fire service tenders from Rathkeale and Kilmallock attended the blaze, which broke out around 12.30pm.
It's understood the fire began in the sitting room.
A man and a woman, believed to be brother and sister, reside at the house. They were not injured.
The house was gutted in the fire and a number of adjoining properties were damaged.
Gardaí are treating the fire as suspicious and are conducting forensic examinations of the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Newcastle West Gardaí on 06962111.