Fort Dunree fire ‘may have been started maliciously’

first_imgGardaí in Buncrana are investigating if a fire at Fort Dunree yesterday was started maliciously. An outbuilding at the military museum in Linsfort was totally destroyed in a fire on Monday morning. Fire services were quickly on the scene to extinguish the large blaze. The museum remains open to the public as normal.The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Gardaí have confirmed that criminal damage is one line of enquiry in the incident. Reports had been received about a group of youths engaging in anti-social behaviour in the area of Dunree Fort over the weekend. The alarm was raised at approx 10.30am on Monday morning when staff at the historical site noticed smoke coming from the old Officer’s Mess building. “It has not been ruled out that the fire may have been started maliciously,” said a garda spokesperson. “If anyone seen any vehicles or persons in or around Dunree fort area early yesterday morning or the previous night that arose suspicion then please contact Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.”  Fort Dunree fire ‘may have been started maliciously’ was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img