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Police appeal for information after explosion and fire at Portrush flat


Detectives investigating an incident in Portrush yesterday, which caused significant damage to a flat and resulted in a woman being hospitalised, are appealing to anyone who witnessed what occurred to get in touch with them.  At 1:20pm, police received a report of a fire at a flat in Ramore Court on Main Street in the town.  Detective Inspector McKenna said: "Our officers attended the scene, along with colleagues from NIFRS. The female occupant of the flat was taken to hospital, where she remains this afternoon. Significant damage was caused to the flat.



“Causeway View Lane was closed for a time, but it has now re-opened.  "The cause of the incident remains under investigation, and we are working to establish exactly what happened.  "We are appealing to anyone who was in the area yesterday and witnessed the incident, or who has taken footage or photographs of what occurred, to get in touch with our detectives in Coleraine on 101 and quote reference number 757 05/11/20." A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport.





Two Appliances each from Portrush Fire Station, Coleraine Fire Station, Kilrea Fire Station and one Appliance from Portstewart Fire Station attended the incident.


A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service commented:


“Firefighters were called to reports of an explosion and a fire in a flat in Ramore Court on Lower Main Street in Portrush. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used four jets and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.


“Firefighters rescued one female casualty from one of the flats and performed CPR on her. She was then taken to hospital by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. The cause of the incident is under investigation and the incident was dealt with by 2.56pm.”



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