Northern Ireland

Woman escapes from 'suspicious' house fire in Thornway, Antrim

A woman has escaped injury in a house fire in Antrim which may have been started deliberately.

Firefighters and police were called to the blaze in the Thornway area of the town at about 01:00 BST on Tuesday.

The fire spread to the house after causing extensive damage to a shed at the rear of the property.

Police said the cause of the fire is still under investigation and they have appealed to anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area to contact them.