Detectives are investigating a fire at a house in the Waterside area of Derry/Londonderry reported to police at around 11pm last night, Monday 7th August. 

Both NIFRS and police attended the scene where it’s believed a window had been broken and an accelerant was used to start the fire. The house was unoccupied at the time and there are no reports of any injuries, however, damage has been caused to the house.   

Detective Sergeant Gingell from Strand Road Criminal Investigation Division said: "This was a reckless attack, which could have had serious consequences. The fire, which is being investigated as arson, could have spread and we could be dealing with a very different situation today." 

Police offer stands at Bond Street

Anyone with information about what happened or who may have seen anything suspicious in the Bonds Street area  at around 11pm last night is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 2027 of 07/08/23.

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