Passing police patrol spots blaze in Londonderry

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An early morning fire at the rear of a house in Londonderry is being investigated as arson.

The blaze at Liscloon Drive in the Shantallow area of the city was spotted by a passing police around 6.30am.

Detective Constable Donnell, said: “Fire service personnel attended the scene a short time later and extinguished the fire. Whilst no-one was injured as a result of this incident, it could well have quickly become a lot more serious due to the close proximity of the oil tank to the fire.”

Anyone with information is asked contact officers at the Reactive and Organised Crime in Strand Road on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.