Gardaí in Drogheda are appealing for witnesses following a suspected arson incident in the town on Monday evening.
Gardaí and local fire services were alerted to a fire at a house in Laurence’s Park, in the town at approximately 9.40pm last night. Three units of the fire brigade attended the scene.
The occupants of the house, a woman (30) and her three young children were removed from the house safely and assessed by ambulance personnel at the scene. They did not require hospital treatment and were not transported to the nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters at the scene but considerable damage was caused to the property.
Gardai in Drogheda say an investigation into all of the circumstances of the fire has commenced. The scene is currently preserved for forensic examination. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday mroning and enquires are ongoing.