Man charged in connection with Kildare house fires

The scene of the fire. Pic: Photocall

A man has been charged in connection with a number of fires at Millfield Manor estate, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

The 39-year-old will appear before Naas District Court at 10.30am today.

Video via Patrick Tinsley on YouTube

The man was arrested on Tuesday evening and detained at Newbridge Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The house fire occurred last Tuesday at approximately 4pm.

Video via Patrick Tinsley on YouTube

Gardaí and Fire Service attended the scene and a number of houses were evacuated.

Six properties were extensively damaged. All occupants have been accounted for and no injuries were reported.

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