Exclusive: Fire service tackle early morning house fire in Letterkenny

 

The fire service has brought a house fire under control at an unoccupied property in the Killylastin area of Letterkenny.

The alarm was raised earlier this morning after smoke was noticed billowing from a semi-detached house - it's understood that both houses were significantly damaged during the blaze.

Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Gerry McMonagle says the fact that the property was unoccupied has led to the belief that the fire was started deliberately: