Two families left homesless after deliberate Strabane fire

Two families have been left homeless after an oil tank was deliberately set on fire in Strabane.

The Fire Service was called to the fire on the Ballycolman estate shortly after 3 o clock this morning.

Two bungalows were badly damaged and a shed of neighbouring property destroyed in the incident.

Fire officer Mark Deeney who was at the scene said the damage was so severe that the houses cannot be used for the foreseeable future