Fire in city
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
FIVE people were rescued from a fire at a set of flats on St Mary's Street last Thursday night.
The fire broke out at around 6.30pm and many people were able to leave the building themselves, although five people had to be rescued. Two people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and no-one was seriously injured.
Group Commander Edward Carroll said: "Were it not for the prompt valiant action of the firefighters, there would have been a different outcome."
Following the incident, Newry Sinn Féin councillor Valerie Harte said: "I am glad that this house fire did not result in serious injuries or fatalities. Thankfully the fire service was successful in getting this blaze under control quickly and I commend them for this. I hope that those who needed medical attention recover quickly and that not too much damage has been done to their homes."
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