HC Deb 04 August 1898 vol 64 cc81-2
MR. E. M'HUGH (Armagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that, on the 30th ultimo a fire broke out in a clothes store of the Downpatrick Military Barrack, and that the flames were not extinguished till a large amount of property was destroyed; has it been ascertained how the fire originated; and is there any ground for the belief which seems to prevail that the store was maliciously set on fire?


The fire was extinguished in 15 minutes after being discovered, and the damage is estimated at £25. A court of inquiry is investigating the cause of the fire.

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