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House at Sion Hill gutted by fire

House at Sion Hill gutted by fire

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The interior of a house along the Sion Hill main road was completely gutted by fire late Tuesday evening.

Police say Albert Nicholas, the 55-year-old owner of the premises, was apprehended for questioning on Tuesday, but was released a few hours later.

Neighours say Nicholas is known to be mentally unstable and allege that on a previous occasion, he tried to burn the house by setting a mattress on fire.{{more}} One neighbour recalled seeing smoke coming from Nicholas’ home late Tuesday.

The fire was put out by firefighters, who later apprehended Nicholas. Police have not yet determined the cause of the fire. Investigations continue.

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