An investigation is underway after a home under construction in Kilmacrennan was set on fire on Saturday night.
The empty house, which was soon to become a young family’s home, was extensively damaged in the blaze which was reported at 2.40am in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Fire services worked through the night to bring the fire under control. Nobody was injured in the incident.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to what has been described as a ‘malicious attack’.
Anyone with any information is asked to assist the investigation by calling Milford Garda Station on (074) 9153060 or the Garda Confidential line: 1800 666 111