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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Police investigating third fire at former social centre

The former social centre building in Ballymoney was the scene of a fire yesterday evening, the third such incident in recent months.

The two previous fires occurred within a week of each other back in June, both treated as a deliberate ignition, with this latest incident appearing to be similar.

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Police received the report of the fire at the now derelict property in the Edward Street area of Ballymoney at 8.15 pm.

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Police have confirmed that “NIFRS extinguished a small fire inside the building”.

The derelict building is adjacent to two other buildings – one on either side – putting them at risk should a fire take hold and spread, one of which is an active Scouts hall.

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Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing to anyone with any information to contact officers on 101 quoting reference 1678 19/08/21.

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