Property Badly Damaged In Crossgar Fire

Man arrested on suspicion of arson at Crossgar house

Man arrested on suspicion of arson at Crossgar house

Police in Downpatrick are appealing for information following a fire at a house in the Lissara Close area of Crossgar this morning, Thursday 28 July.

A rear view of the semi-detached two-storey house destroyed by fire at Lissara Close in Crossgar.

Sergeant Sprott said: “Shortly after 2.30am, police along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

A house destroyed by fire at Lissara Close in Crossgar.
A house gutted by fire at Lissara Close in Crossgar (front view).

“Firefighters extinguished the blaze, however substantial damage has been caused to the property, which was not occupied at the time.

“A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and on suspicion of disorderly behaviour, he remains in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the fire and I would urge anyone who may have any information or CCTV or dash-cam footage that could assist with the investigation, to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 139 of 28/07/22.”

A report can be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via:

http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at:

http://crimestoppers-uk.org/