At approximately 0300hrs on the
25/12/12, the Police and Fire Service were called to a fire
at a residential property in Henderson.
The fire caused
extensive damage to the property and the eight occupants who
were at home at the time of the fire, all escaped without
Police investigations indicate that the fire was
deliberately lit and a male known to the occupants of the
address is assisting Police with their
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