Waterford: Irish water vehicles damaged in suspect fire

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Image caption A truck was destroyed in the blaze in a yard in Waterford

Three vehicles used by Irish Water have been destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the Republic of Ireland.

Damage estimated at 100,000 euro (£74,338) was caused in the blaze at a contractor's yard at Lacken Road, Waterford.

The fire was started on Tuesday night.

A white tipper truck was destroyed. Two trailers with mini diggers were also damaged. The company that owns the vehicles is employed by Irish Water.

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Image caption Two other vehicles were damaged in the suspected arson attack

Police have begun an investigation.