28/02/2005

Two people escape injury following house fire

Two people have escaped injury following a blaze at a house in Co Armagh at the weekend.

A man in his 40s escaped injury following the fire in his home at Ashlea Gardens, Markethill, in the early hours of Saturday morning. He escaped through a window after he was wakened by smoke around 4am. It is understood the fire broke out in the hallway of the man’s home.

A neighbour who is believed to be in her 80s also escaped injury. Though police had to force their way into her house to ensure the pensioners safety.

Police examining the circumstances surrounding the blaze have appealed for anyone with information to contact detectives at Armagh on 028 3752 3311.

(MB/SP)

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