A pensioner has been arrested following a house fire in Derry last night, Wednesday, May 17.
Police say that from initial inquiries it’s understood a bin was set on fire at the back of the property on Chamberlain Street with the blaze spreading to the house.
No one was in the house at the time, and no injuries have been reported.
Both police and NIFRS responded to the fire, which occurred at around 10.20pm last night.
The NIFRS has deemed the fire to have been started deliberately, which detectives from Strand Road Criminal Investigation Branch are investigating.
A 73-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson endangering life with intent.
He remains in police custody this morning.
Police remain at the scene this morning, conducting enquiries.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Ballentine said: “Fortunately, no one was injured and the fire didn’t spread to any other properties.
“As we continue with our enquiries we would ask witnesses and anyone with information to get in touch with us on 101, quote reference 2239 of 17/05/23 or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org.”Tags: