'Controlled burning' of house causes public alarm

Burning house in Swatragh.
Burning house in Swatragh.

Alarm was raised in the Maghera area last night after a house was spotted on fire.

Members of the public reported the blaze at the building at Swatragh.

But, according to police in a social media post, it was a "controlled burning" as part of a demolition.

"We’ve been out and checked it and Fire Service are also aware," read the post. "Thanks to those who were alert to it and called us."