Man, 55, released on bail in Belfast house fire inquiry

Pictured is the scene of a deliberate fire in the Glencairn Crescent area of Belfast
Pictured is the scene of a deliberate fire in the Glencairn Crescent area of Belfast

A 55-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further inquiries following a deliberate house fire in Glencairn Crescent in north Belfast yesterday.

Police said the blaze was started deliberately inside the property on Glencairn Crescent in north Belfast at about 6.30pm on Saturday.

The scene of a deliberate fire in the Glencairn Crescent area of Belfast on February 14, 2016  in Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

The scene of a deliberate fire in the Glencairn Crescent area of Belfast on February 14, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

The house, which was empty at the time, was completely gutted.

Detectives have appealed for witnesses.