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Four people treated for smoke inhalation after arson attack on home in Omagh

The fire is believed to have been started after flammable liquid was poured through the letterbox.

FOUR PEOPLE HAVE been treated for smoke inhalation following an arson attack in Omagh, Co Tyrone. 

Shortly before 3.45am, police received a report that a fire had been started at a property in the Winters Grove area.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service managed to extinguish the blaze, which is believed to have been started after flammable liquid was poured through the letterbox.

PSNI officers also attended the scene. 

Four people were include the house at the time of the incident and were treated at the scene by colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service for smoke inhalation.

Extensive damage has been caused to the interior of the property as a result of the fire.

“This was an extremely reckless incident, and we are grateful to our colleagues in the Fire Service for tackling this fire, which could have had very serious consequences for those affected,” PSNI Detective Inspector Winters said. 

“An investigation is underway, and I am appealing to anyone who may have any information which may assist us, including CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage, to get in touch by calling 101, and quoting reference number 187 of 03/04/24,” Winters said. 

Alternatively, people can submit a report online using the PSNI’s non-emergency reporting form. People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

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