April 18, 2021

Garda probe as car parked in driveway of house in Waterford city bursts into flames

A car parked in the driveway of a house in Waterford burst into flames overnight.

The incident occurred directly outside a property in Ard Daire, Ferrybank.

Footage circulating on social media this morning showed gardai and emergency services at the scene. Loud bangs could be heard echoing through neighbouring estates.

The blaze was entinguished and nobody was hurt in the incident. The burnt out remains of the vehicle remained at the scene this morning.

Gardai confirmed the cause of the blaze is being investigated.

A Garda spokesperson told WaterfordNow.ie this morning: “Gardaí and emergency services attended an incident of criminal damage which occurred in the Ferrybank area, Waterford on the 1st September 2020 at approximately 1:00am. A vehicle was discovered on fire.

“No injuries reported. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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