31/01/2014

Five Rescued From Flats Fire In Newry

Five people have been rescued after a fire broke out at a set of flats in Newry, Co Down.

The blaze happened at around 6.30pm on Thursday at St Mary's Street in the town.

It is understood the fire started in a mid-terrace house that had been converted into flats. Some residents were able to leave the building safely when it started, while five people had to be led to safety. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, but no one suffered from serious injuries.

Crews at the scene were able to bring the fire under control and it is thought the only damage was caused by smoke.

Further investigations will be carried out today.

(JP/CD)

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