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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 23 October, 2014

Man arrested after fire starts in Dublin home

An attempted robbery turned into a house fire late last night.

Ballyshannon Road, Coolock
Ballyshannon Road, Coolock
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A MAN IN his 30s was arrested this morning after an attempted overnight burglary led to a fire in a house in Coolock.

At around 12.30am a house on Ballyshannon Road was broken into.

Shortly afterwards, neighbours noticed a fire had broken out in the home and alerted gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade.

Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and it was found that the house was empty and no injuries had been sustained.

Gardaí arrested a man nearby and brought him to Ballymun Garda Station. The 33-year-old is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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