Gardaí have arrested two people in relation to a fire that occurred in Bandon on October 31, 2020.

The arrests were made on the 13th and 18th of November, 2020. Both males were detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and have since been released.

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí in Bandon wish to thank those who have come forward with information in relation to this investigation.

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to a fire that occurred in Bandon on October 31, 2020.

Shortly before 2am Gardaí in Bandon received a call in relation to a fire at a vacant house in Clancoole Terrace, Bandon. Emergency services attended the scene and the fire was extinguished by Fire Services.

The scene was preserved and examined by the local Garda Scenes of Crime Unit. As a result of the fire, the house has been extensively damaged.

Gardaí are still investigating the cause of the fire and are appealing for the public assistance. Anyone who was in the area between 1am and 2.30am who may have witnessed anything out of the ordinary, or drivers with dashcam footage, are asked to contact Bandon Garda Station at 023-8852200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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