Teens bailed over care home blaze

Published Monday, 15 October 2012
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Three teenagers have been bailed by police investigating a fire at a former care home in Downpatrick, Co Down.

Teens bailed over care home blaze
Fire and Rescue Service crews attended the scene of the blaze on Pound Lane. (© UTV)

The blaze at St John's House in Pound Lane was reported to the Fire and Rescue Service at 3.45pm on Sunday.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious.

Around 35 firefighters tackled the blaze at the derelict site beside a former doctor's surgery.

The three boys were being held on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

© UTV News
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