Investigations into fires in Sligo and Florencecourt

There are two separate investigations into fires that occurred in Sligo Town early Monday morning and a fire in Florencecourt, Co Fermanagh last Sunday morning.

There are two separate investigations into fires that occurred in Sligo Town early Monday morning and a fire in Florencecourt, Co Fermanagh last Sunday morning.

Three units of the Sligo Fire Service were called to fight a blaze that destroyed several storage units containing Irish Water meters on Monday morning, August 25.

Gardai said they are treating the fire as suspicious and are investigating the circumstances. The fire was in units on Union Place behind the Railway Hostel.

The alert to emergency services was made by the Sligo Rail station master at 6.05am Monday morning who spotted the fire at a yard at the rear of the hostel.

GMC Sierra, the Irish Water installation contractors, were storing the meters in the units. It is not known how many meters were damaged or destroyed. Gardai have preserved the scene pending a full forensic examination by the by crime scene unit.

Police in Enniskillen are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire in the Greentown Road area of Florencecourt after 5am on Sunday morning, August 24. A house was reported on fire and substantial damage was caused to the property as a result. It was also reported that a car had been set on fire in the Marble Arch Road area close to the Cavan border a short time later.

Detective Inspector Brian Foster, CID Enniskillen said, “Police are investigating a link between the incidents and are appealing to anyone who has any information to contact CID at Enniskillen on the non-emergency number 101. If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”