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Gardaí investigate cause of Newmarket fire

Newmarket-Fire

The scene of Sunday mornings fire at a house in Kilnasoolagh Park, Newmarket on Fergus – © Pat Flynn 2015

Gardaí are investigating an apparent early morning arson attack at a house in Newmarket on Fergus yesterday.

The incident occurred at Kilnasoolagh Park at around 5.30am Sunday.

It’s understood that emergency services had received a number of calls for the same residence during the night.

Two units of the fire brigade from Shannon responded to a report of a fire at a house and on arrival found a downstairs from room well alight.

Fire crews set about tackling the blaze while other personnel donned breathing apparatus and entered the house to carry out a search for anyone who might have been trapped inside.

The fire was confined to the sitting room area but the house suffered smoke damage and left uninhabitable.

An ambulance was also called to the scene but it’s understood no one was injured in the incident.

A garda investigation into the incident is continuing and witnesses are asked to contact Newmarket of Fergus or Shannon stations or the garda confidential line 1-800-666-111.

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