Man arrested on suspicion of murder following Derrylin house fire

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Detectives investigating a fatal house fire in Derrylin this morning have arrested a 27 year old man on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to an address in the Molly Road area of Derrylin at around 7.20am this morning.

The suspect was detained at the scene and transferred to hospital for treatment prior to his arrest.

Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said: “At this time we believe the fire, which has claimed at least three lives, was started deliberately. We are continuing to thoroughly examine the scene along with our colleagues in the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

Our thoughts are with family, friends, local community and all of those affected by this tragic incident.

I would renew my appeal to anyone who was in the Molly Road/Doon Road area this morning to contact police. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in, or travelling through Derrylin prior to the time the fire broke out at approximately 7.10am.


Please call 101, quoting reference number 179 27/02/18. "