Detectives investigating a fire in Kilrea yesterday afternoon (Friday, 1st November) are appealing for information.
Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “We received a report at approximately 12:50pm of a blaze at an address in Manor Court where a house and a garage were alight.
“Thankfully, a woman who was inside the house escaped injury after neighbours raised the alarm.
“She was then helped to safety by a neighbour.
“Police attended with NIFRS who extinguished the blaze, which caused extensive damage to the house and garage. A vehicle parked at the front of the property was completely destroyed.
“Enquiries are continuing to establish the cause of the fire and I would appeal to anyone with information which may assist our investigation to get in touch with detectives in Coleraine by calling 101 and quoting reference 1133 of 01/11/19.”
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.