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Man charged in connection with suspected arson attack

Gardaí rescued the occupants of the house by ladder after the fire broke out on 13 January.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A MAN HAS been charged in connection with a suspected arson attack on Sunday.

Gardaí in Kevin St investigating the suspected arson attack on a house on South Circular Road in Dublin 8 on 13 January arrested a man aged 29 yesterday.

The man was detained at Kevin St Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

On 15 January he was charged in connection with the incident and will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 10.20pm on 13 January, when a male entered a property on the South Circular Road. It is believed a flammable liquid was used to start the fire. A number of occupants were in the house at the time it broke out, said gardaí.

Gardaí were quickly on the scene, and believed an accelerant had been used to start the fire. They also believed the occupants were in imminent danger and used a ladder to extract the people from the building.

Dublin Fire Brigade attended and extinguished the fire. A woman aged 24 received minor injuries and was treated at St James’s hospital.

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