Orange Hall Fire Being Treated As Arson

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service are treating a fire at an Orange hall at Portadown in County Armagh as arson.

The blaze at Seagoe Orange Hall was reported at about 2.30am on Thursday morning and it is understood a brick was thrown through a window before the fire was started.

Extensive damage has been caused to the property and police are now investigating the incident.


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