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Man treated for smoke inhalation after house blaze in Portglenone

NI Fire and Rescue Service at the scene of the blaze in Portglenone, County Antrim.

NI Fire and Rescue Service at the scene of the blaze in Portglenone, County Antrim.


A house was extensively damaged on Wednesday afternoon, 21st February, by a fire that took hold in a property in Portglenone.


Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) was alerted to the blaze at 2:30pm in the Garvaghy Crescent area of the village. Four Appliances from Ballymena, Kilrea, and Maghera were tasked to the scene.



On arrival, the fire had taken hold and crews fought and worked to contain the blaze from spreading to neighbouring properties. One man, who had been helped from the house by neighbours, was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.


NI Fire and Rescue Service at the scene of the blaze in Portglenone, County Antrim.

A NIFRS spokesperson commented:


"Crews from Ballymena, Kilrea and Maghera attended a well developed house fire in Portglenone this afternoon.


"Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and thermal imaging cameras to bring the fire under control and prevent spread to a neighbouring property.



"Thanks to the quick and brave actions of a neighbour, one person was rescued from the property before the fire service arrived."


The spokesperson added:


"Over the next few days, crews from Kilrea will be in the area to offer fire safety advice."



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