Northern Ireland

Home 'gutted' in west Belfast arson attack

Police said the house on Monagh Drive was completely gutted
Image caption Two people escaped uninjured from the fire

A house has been "completely gutted" in an arson attack in west Belfast, police have said.

The fire at the terraced property on Monagh Drive was reported at 16:45 GMT on Monday.

Two women escaped the fire without injury. Police said they are treating the incident as arson.

"It is extremely fortunate that the fire service were quickly on the scene, as the fire could have easily spread," said Det Sgt Doherty.

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