19/12/2007

Two Firemen Injured Saving Farm Blaze Animals

Hundreds of farm animals have been saved from a fire at farm buildings in Co Tyrone.

Two members of the fire crews have been hurt as the animals were rescued from the burning buildings near Pomeroy.

Fire crews using nine appliances battled to contain the blaze and were still at the scene trying to contain the blaze by mid morning on Wednesday having been called to the farm after a member of the public raised the alarm just before 4am.

While most were rescued, some of the livestock were injured.

The cause of the fire is not yet know but the two fire fighters who have been reported as injured while tackling the blaze are believed to have been hurt by a steel beam that fell on them.

One of them has been taken to hospital with back injuries.

(BMcC)

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