Eden Gate apart­ment gut­ted in sus­pected ar­son in­ci­dent

Bray People - - NEWS -

A FIRE which oc­curred at Eden Gate in Del­gany in the early hours of Mon­day morn­ing is be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

One man was in the ground floor apart­ment at Pri­ory Drive when the blaze broke out.

The fire started some­where be­tween 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The non-Ir­ish mid­dle-aged man is the only res­i­dent of the home.

He saw a glow out­side on his bal­cony area, and raised the alarm.

There was graf­fiti daubed on the ex­te­rior wall how­ever gardai said they do not yet know when that oc­curred or if it is linked to the fire.

The apart­ment was badly dam­aged with some dam­age to another unit, how­ever mem­bers of the fire ser­vice were on site quickly and man­aged to con­tain the fire be­fore it spread fur­ther.

The houses nearby were evac­u­ated and the scene sealed off for foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Pat Ward said that the case is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

He said that if it was ar­son rather than ac­ci­den­tal, the in­ci­dent was ‘reck­less in the ex­treme,’ as any fire in an apart­ment build­ing means the blaze could spread to all of the other homes.

No­body was in­jured in the in­ci­dent.

If any­one has in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the fire they are urged to con­tact Grey­stones Garda Sta­tion on (01) 6665800 or the garda con­fi­den­tial line on 1800 666 111.

Gardai in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fire at Pri­ory Drive.

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