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Reports of armed person after fire

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2011

DAMAGED: A house fire in Beryl Street. DAMAGED: A house fire in Beryl Street.

A house fire in Beryl Street was last nigh being treated as suspicious as police also investigated reports of an armed person in the area.

Emergency services responded to the fire at 5pm yesterday and extinguished the flames.

No one was inside at the time of the fire which extensively damaged the wood and iron dwelling and police said it was being treated as suspicious and a crime scene had been established.

"No one was in the house at the time of the fire and we are currently speaking with the owner," a police spokesman said.

Police were also investigating reports of a person armed with a weapon in Jabez Street. 

"Police have had no reports of any shots being fired at this time," the police spokesman said at 9pm last night.

No further details were available. 

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