Man charged with arson in Strabane

The family managed to get out of the house after a smoke alarm alerted them of the fire
Image caption The family managed to get out of the house after a smoke alarm alerted them of the fire

A 20-year-old man has been charged with arson and intent to endanger life.

The charges relate to a fire in Springhill Park in Strabane on Saturday.

The man is due to appear at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday. A mother, her 10-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter, were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after the fire.

The family managed to get out of the house after a smoke alarm alerted them of the fire.

Fire crews were called to the house in Springhill Park shortly before 09:00 BST on Saturday.

The three family members were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital.