DETECTIVES have launched an arson investigation after a fire gutted a caravan in Derry last night.
Fire crews from Northland Road station were called to the burning vehicle at Bligh’s Lane around 6.15 pm on Sunday, July 3.
The scene at Cecilia’s Walk.was sealed off while fire members put out the blaze.
Such was the intensity of the fire that a van parked next to the caravan was also damaged.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the arson attack.
Following an examination of the scene, it is understood forensic teams have discovered evidence that an “accelerant” was used to start the fire.
A Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 6.31 pm to a report of a fire at the Cecilias Walk, Blighs Lane area of the city yesterday evening.
“Two fire appliances from Northland Fire Station were deployed to the scene of a caravan on fire in the area.
“Firefighters using hosereel jets dealt with the fire and there were no reports on any injuries.
“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service finished at the scene at 6.52 pm.
“The fire is being treated as deliberate.”
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact detectives at Strand Road PSNI station on the 101 non emergency number.
Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously through Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111.Tags: