04/04/2008

Fire Couple Rescued As Grain Silo Fire Tackled

As firefighters were dealing with a blaze at Duncrue Industrial Estate this morning in Belfast, it has emerged that a possible fire tragedy was narrowly averted at a north Belfast private house overnight.

In what was seen as a lucky escape for the occupants, the two people were rescued by neighbours following the house fire in Ligoniel.

The fire was discovered in a bedroom just before 10.30pm on Thursday.

The two casualties were treated at the scene by ambulance service for the effects of breathing in smoke.

It is understood the fire may have started accidentally.

Meanwhile, in the latest fire in the industrial estate, firefighters were called to a large grain silo at 8.30am this morning.

The fire, which was accidental, was confined to the fourth floor.

There are no reports of any injuries, and the fire service has now left the scene.

(BMcC)


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