Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

House Fire Fatality, Rossdowney Road, Londonderry

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service Spokesperson said:

“The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) are with the family, friends and loved ones of a woman who died following a fire in a house on the Rossdowney Road in Londonderry.

“On Sunday 7 March 2021 at 7.27am, Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a house on Rossdowney Road, Londonderry. 2 Appliances each from Crescent Link Fire Station, Northland Fire station, Strabane Fire Station and the Specialist Rescue Team attended the incident.

“A female casualty was removed from the house and given CPR by Firefighters before being transferred to the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Tragically the woman died at the scene of the incident.

“Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used 2 hose reel jets, a jet and an aerial appliance to extinguish the fire.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation and the incident was dealt with by 2.11pm.”

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