Van fire in Markethill ‘arson’

Fire brigade
Fire brigade

A fire in a van this morning (Wednesday) at Ashlea Close in Markethill is being treated as arson.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 3.18am and one fire appliance from Armagh attended.

A NIFRS spokesperson said firefighters wearing breathing apparatus dealt with the incident and finished at the scene at 3.54am.

He added, “The fire is being treated as deliberate and the incident has been passed through to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”

Police are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything in relation to the incident to call 101.