Fire in Lurgan being treated as suspicious

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A major fire in Lurgan which affected a number of homes in Princes Street is being treated as suspicious.

Three separate fires were dealt with in two properties at numbers 39 and 41.

Four fire appllicances attended, two from Lurgan, one from Portadown and one from Banbridge.

NI Fire and Rescue Service Station Commander Liam Weir from Portadown told the ‘MAIL’ tonight that they received a call at 15.52pm and a crew from Lurgan arrived at the scene within four minutes.

Commander Weir said there were two fires at number 39 on the ground floor and the first floor and a fire had also started on the landing of number 41.

The fire was under control within an hour.

“The main problem was there was a common roof void and smoke had gone through a number of properties between 35 and 77,” he said.

There were four properties which appeared to have smoke damage.

The property which had two fires was empty at the time and it seems building work was being carried out in the second property.

No one was evacuated and no one was injured.

The NIFRS are treating the fire as suspicious and called in the PSNI.