Fire in Derry city centre flat being treated as arson

A fire at a flat in Derry city centre at the weekend is being treated as arson.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 9:51 am

Detectives in Derry are appealing for information following a fire at a flat in the Chamberlain Street area of the city on Sunday morning.

Detective Sergeant Watkin said: “Officers and colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the address, having received a report of the incident at around 4.20am.

“NIFR officers extinguished the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

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“Our enquiries are ongoing, and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, and saw anyone acting suspiciously. Please get in touch with detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 386 of 03/10/21.”

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via Or, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at