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Monaghan fire crews respond to two separate fires in the county

May 28, 2021 13:05 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan fire crews respond to two separate fires in the county Monaghan fire crews respond to two separate fires in the county
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A person was treated for smoke inhalation at each incident.

Fire crews in Monaghan have responded to two separate fires in the county within the past 24 hours.

One person was treated for smoke inhalation at each incident.

At 7.30 yesterday evening, Monaghan Fire and Civil Protection responded to a house fire at Loch Mor Avenue in Ballybay.

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The fire ruptured a nearby oil tank and quickly spread.

Fire-fighting teams were deployed with breathing apparatus.

All residents were evacuated on arrival and the fire was brought under control and largely contained to one house.

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The fire started at the rear of the property and the cause is as of yet unknown.

One person was treated by the Ambulance Service for smoke inhalation.

Elsewhere in the county, fire crews were called to an apartment fire at Main Street, Carrickmacross in the early hours of this morning.

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The call was received at around 3.30, and fire-fighting teams equipped with breathing apparatus rescued all residents from the smoke-logged apartment building.

The fire started in the bedroom of a ground-floor apartment and was quickly brought under control.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and one person was also treated at this incident for smoke inhalation.

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Monaghan Fire & Civil protection has urged householders to ensure fire safety is given due consideration when installing and protecting oil tanks.

It's also reminding building owners to ensure compliance with the Technical Guidance of the Building Regulations regarding Heat Producing Appliances.

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