06/11/2006

'Malicious' fires in west Belfast

Police in west Belfast are investigating two suspected arson attacks within the last 24-hours.

The first incident was reported at around 9pm yesterday evening, when emergency services were alerted to a blaze at a house in the Gartree Place area of Andersonstown.

No one was in the property at the time.

In a separate incident, fire crews were called to attend a fire at a house in the Falls Road area of the city at around 6am this morning.

No one was injured in either blaze.

An examination is being carried out at both sites and detectives investigating the incidents are treating them as malicious.

(EF)

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