Arrest following ‘deliberate’ fire in Stewartstown


A 46-year-old man was arrested by police in relation to a fire at a flat in Stewartstown.

Police confirmed to the TIMES that they believe the fire was started deliberately.

Shortly before 8.40pm, on Monday 14th April police received a report that a fire had started in a flat in the area of The Square, Stewartstown.

Two Appliances from Cookstown and one Appliance from Dungannon Fire Station attended the fire in the first floor flat. The fire was out on arrival of Crews.

A working smoke alarm alerted a passer-by to the fire who managed to assist the occupants, a male in his 40’s and female in her 20’s to safety. Both were treated at the scene by Ambulance Personnel for mild smoke inhalation.

The male who was arrested was subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.