Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary at a house in Louth.
Officers were called to the residence at Tredagh View at approximately 2.30am.
It's understood a number of men forced their way into the home of a 50-year-old man. They threatened the man and caused fire damage to the house before leaving the scene. Local fire services extinguished the fire.
There were no reports of any injuries.
A technical and forensic examination has been carried out.
No arrests have been made to date. However, investigating Gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Garda Confidential Line.