Appeal after Gilford pub blaze
Published Saturday, 08 September 2012
A number of homes had to be evacuated overnight as emergency crews dealt with a suspicious fire at a disused pub in Gilford, Co Down.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire. (© UTV)
The blaze broke out in the Wall Road area shortly before 3am on Saturday.
Several nearby homes were evacuated as the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service worked to bring the flames under control.
Extensive damage was caused to the building.
Police said a young man in a red hoodie was seen running away to a red Vauxhall car shortly before the fire started.
Anyone with more information has been asked to come forward.