Monaghan: Emyvale garda station fire treated as arson

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Scene of the blaze at Emyvale Garda StationImage source, RTÉ
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The scene of the fire is being preserved pending a full forensic investigation

A police station in County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland which has been extensively damaged in a fire is being treated as arson, Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has reported.

The blaze at Emyvale Garda Station was reported at 05:30 GMT on Monday.

No-one was injured. Police and fire officers were called to the scene, which is being preserved pending a full forensic investigation.

It is not clear exactly how the blaze began.

However, RTÉ said that preliminary investigations suggested the fire was started deliberately.

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No-one was injured as a result of the incident