Monday 28 May 2018

'Everything is destroyed' - Gardai investigate after suspected arson attack on house

Image of the house via John Hearne
Image of the house via John Hearne

Sean Nolan

Gardai are investigating a suspected arson attack in Waterford last night.

According to gardai, the incident took place at Ardmore Park, Balybeg at approximately 3.20am this morning.

Image of the house via John Hearne
Image of the house via John Hearne

One man who was in the house at the time of the incident escaped from the fire unhurt.

Local Sinn Fein councillor John Hearne told Independent.ie that there had been some incidents in the area during the week and he had spoken to gardai regarding the incidents.

Cllr Hearne also told Independent.ie that the fire was "intense" and that the pictures he took at the scene showed the damage caused.

"Everything is destroyed," he told Independent.ie. "If the fire had started at the door instead of the window the man would not have gotten out alive."

Gardai say the scene was preserved and examined and that investigations on-going.

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