Northern Ireland

Antrim fire: Two bailed after suspected arson at Tiger Court flats

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Media captionThe fire, which is thought to have been started deliberately, was reported in the early hours of Thursday

Two men have been released on bail following a suspected arson attack in Antrim.

Several people, including three police officers, were treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze at flats in Tiger Court.

The fire, which is thought to have been started deliberately after a window was smashed, was reported at 01:25 GMT.

A number of residents, and two officers who helped move people out of the flats, were taken to hospital.

A third officer was treated at the scene.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The men, aged 22 and 18, had been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. They were released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze started in the front living room of a vacant ground floor flat.

A man and a woman in an adjacent flat were treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

The police said one of their vehicles in the area was damaged when a number of youths threw stones at it.

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