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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Police appeal after Kilrea house fire

Detectives investigating a fire in Kilrea yesterday afternoon (Friday, 1st November) are appealing for information.

Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “We received a report at approximately 12:50pm of a blaze at an address in Manor Court where a house and a garage were alight.

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“Thankfully, a woman who was inside the house escaped injury after neighbours raised the alarm.

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“She was then helped to safety by a neighbour. 

“Police attended with NIFRS who extinguished the blaze, which caused extensive damage to the house and garage. A vehicle parked at the front of the property was completely destroyed.  

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“Enquiries are continuing to establish the cause of the fire and I would appeal to anyone with information which may assist our investigation to get in touch with detectives in Coleraine by calling 101 and quoting reference 1133 of 01/11/19.” 

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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