Northern Ireland

Two men rescued from flat fire in County Down

Two men have been rescued from a fire at a flat in Newcastle, County Down.

It broke out on the Burrendale Park Road early on Tuesday.

In Londonderry, two unoccupied houses on Woodside Road were extensively damaged in an arson attack. The fires at the semi-detached properties were reported at about 2200 BST on Monday.

It took firefighters about an hour to bring the blaze under control. Both houses had been left vacant for some time.

Firefighters believe the blaze was started deliberately.