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Woman arrested in connection with Drogheda fire

Three men arrested yesterday have been released without charge.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THREE MEN ARRESTED in connection with a fire that left a woman in her 70s with serious injuries have been released without charge.

However, gardaí have this evening arrested a fourth person, a woman in her 20s. The 26-year-old was arrested this evening and is being detained at Drogheda Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

At around 1am yesterday morning , gardaí and emergency services were called to a house fire at Cord Road, Drogheda.

It’s understood the woman was asleep in the house when the fire broke out. A man entered the house and managed to take the woman to safety.

The fire was brought under control and both the male and female were taken from the scene by Ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Read: Three men arrested in connection with suspected Drogheda arson

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