27/02/2017

Fire Crews Tackle Blaze At Linen Mill In Co L'Derry

Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a textile plant just outside Maghera in Co L'Derry.

It is understood the fire occurred at William Clarke and Sons linen mill at around 1.40pm on Sunday, 26 February.

The firm describes itself as home to "Ireland's oldest linen fabric mill".

Six appliances were used to put out the fire, according to a spokesperson from the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS).
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A total of 35 people work at the plant, however they were not in the building at the time.

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.

(CD/LM)


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