Fire at house in Cookstown was ‘arson’

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Police in Cookstown are appealing for information following the report of an arson that occurred in the Legnacash Road area, sometime between 9.30pm on Thursday 30 October and 9.45am on Friday 31 October.

It is believed that a lit item was thrown through a window of a house, causing considerable damage to the main room and several items in it.

A spokesperson for the NIFRS said they received a call at 12.14am and one appliance from Cookstown Fire Station attended the address.

Fire Crews dealt with rubbish on fire in an unoccupied house. The fire was out arrival and believed to be have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cookstown Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their information they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.