24/04/2019

Police Seek Information Following Mourne Mountain Blaze

Police are continuing to appeal for information following a large-scale blaze in Newcastle at the foot of the Mourne Mountains on Sunday 21 April.

More than 50 firefighters tackled the fire throughout the night, with guests at the nearby Bonnys Caravan Park and residents living on the Tullybrannigan Road evacuated.
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The fire front was a mile long and spread rapidly due to high winds. It was brought under control on Monday afternoon and a later assessment by the Northern Ireland Fire and rescue Service (NIFRS) determined that it had likely been started deliberately.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Tate appealed to the public to assist with the investigation by passing on any suspicious sightings or useful information by calling 101 quoting reference number 1407 of 21/4/19.



(JG/CM)

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