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Google Street View File photo of Termon Road, where the fire started.

Woman arrested in connection with fatal fire in Boyle

Gardaí investigating the house fire in Roscommon in which five-year-old Mari Connolly was killed have made a fourth arrest.

A WOMAN IN her 50s has been arrested in connection with a house fire in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, which claimed the life of a five-year-old girl nine days ago.

The woman was arrested this morning and is being detained at Boyle Garda Station under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

A man in his 30s also remains in custody.

Gardaí investigating the fire believe it was started maliciously and this is the fourth arrest since the probe began. A man and a woman were released without charge after being questioned about the October 3 incident.

Five-year-old Mari Connolly was killed in the fire, which was discovered at the house on Termon Road between 2:30am and 3am on Monday morning of last week.

Mari was buried following a funeral service in Boyle yesterday. Her two older sisters Lauren and Naomi, aged six and eight, survived the fire, along with their father Richard.

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