House fire ‘deliberate’

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A fire at a property in Antrim is being treated as deliberate.

The Times understands the blaze was reported to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) at approximately 3am today (Wednesday).

Detailing the incident, a NIFRS spokesperson said: “NIFRS responded to a report of a fire at an end-terraced house at Somerset Parade, Antrim.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet and compressed air foam jet to extinguish a fire involving a car and a house. The cause of the fire appeared deliberate. Fire crew from Antrim station attended the incident.”