Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Incidents of Note

Date, Time: 9 April, 2021, 7.50am
Location: Monaghan Street, Newry
Details:

Firefighters were called to a 2 vehicle collision on Monaghan Street in Newry. 2 Appliances from Newry Fire Station and 1 Appliance from Warrenpoint Fire Station attended the incident.

Firefighters used specialist road traffic collision (RTC) equipment to rescue 3 casualties from the vehicles. The casualties were transferred to the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and were then taken to hospital. The incident was dealt with by 8.48am.

Date, Time: 24 February 2021, 2.11am
Location: William Street, Portadown
Details:

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire on the second floor of a 3 storey property.

2 Appliances from Portadown Fire Station and 1 Appliance from Lurgan Fire Station attended the incident.

Firefighters arrived at the property and quickly carried out a search of the property while wearing breathing apparatus. A male casualty was rescued by Firefighters and led to safety. He was then transferred to the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Firefighters used a 13.5m ladder, a short extension ladder and 3 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and the incident was dealt with by 3.28am. The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition.

Date, Time: 18 February 2021, 7.22pm
Location: Old English Road, Dungannon
Details:

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in an unoccupied property in Dungannon.

2 Appliances from Dungannon Fire Station 2 Appliances from Pomeroy Fire Station and an aerial Appliance from Portadown Fire Station attended the incident.

Firefighters used 2 jets, 2 hose reel jets and the aerial Appliance to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition and the incident was dealt with by 12.42am on Friday 19 February 2021.

 

Date, Time: Tuesday 9 February 2021, 7.28pm
Location: Pound Lane, Downpatrick
Details:

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the old Downe Hospital in Downpatrick.

Over the course of the incident 9 Appliances attended the incident including 2 Appliances from Downpatrick Fire Station, 2 Appliances from Knock Fire Station, 2 Appliances from Ballynahinch Fire Station, 1 Appliance from Newcastle Fire Station, an Aerial Appliance and a Command Support Unit.

Firefighters used ladders to fight the fire externally and wore breathing apparatus to enter the building and fight the fire internally. They used 2 hose reel jets and 2 jets to extinguish the fire, which was confined to the ground and first floor of the building. The incident was dealt with by 12.20am on Wednesday 10 February and the cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition.

Date, Time: Monday 8 February 2021, 8.03am
Location: Aldervale Flats, Lurgan
Details:

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a block of flats. 3 Appliances from Portadown Fire Station, 2 Appliances from Lurgan Fire Station and 1 Appliance from Armagh Fire Station attended the incident. A member of our Regional Control Centre provided fire survival guidance to a member of the public as Firefighters were dispatched. 1 male casualty was rescued from his flat using a ladder and was then taken to hospital by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used 2 hose reel jets and 1 covering jet to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 9.05am and the scene was handed over to the PSNI. Advice was also given to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive on making the building safe. The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition.

Date, Time: 4 February 2021, 6.33am
Location: Eglantine Place, Belfast
Details:

On 4 February 2021 at around 6.30am Firefighters were called to a report of a car fire, that had spread to other cars in the carpark of a residential building on Eglantine Place, Belfast. Smoke from the car fires entered flats. Firefighters rescued 5 casualties from the building, who were then taken into the care of Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used 3 jets to extinguish the fire. At the height of the incident 4 Fire Appliances, 1 High Reaching Appliance and 24 personnel were in attendance. The incident was dealt with at 11.32am and the cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate ignition.

Date, Time: 20 January 2021, 3.06am
Location: Hockley Terrace, Banbridge
Details:

On 20 January 2021 at around 3am, Firefighters were called to a fire involving 3 sheds on Hockley Terrace in Banbridge.

Over the course of the incident, one Appliance each from Dromore and Lurgan Fire Stations and two Appliances from Banbridge Fire Station attended the incident. An Aerial Appliance from Portadown Fire Station, a water tanker from Warrenpoint Fire Station and a Command Support Unit from Lisburn Fire Station also attended the incident. Approximately 27 Firefighters were in attendance at the height of the incident.

A cordon was established and local residents were evacuated for their own safety to Banbridge Leisure Centre as some of the sheds were used to store gas cylinders.

This was a challenging incident and Firefighters worked well, with our partners, to make the area safe as quickly as possible. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used 2 jets, 2 hose reel jets and the water tower from the Aerial Appliance to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 9.09am and the cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition.

Date, Time: 14 January 2021, 8.35pm
Location: Donegall Pass, Belfast
Details:

Firefighters were called to a significant building fire in Donegall Pass at 8.35pm.

Seven fire appliances, three specialist appliances and over 50 personnel were present at the height of the incident. This included Appliances from Whitla, Central, Springfield, Cadogan, Lisburn, Knock and Carrickfergus Fire Stations.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and carried out a search of the building to make sure there was nobody inside.

They used 2 aerials, 2 jets and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The incident was dealt with by 12.02am on Friday 15 January and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Date, Time: 11 January 2021, 12.21pm
Location: The Mall, Armagh
Details:

Firefighters were called to a 4 vehicle collision involving 3 cars and a lorry.

One Appliance from Armagh Fire Station and one Appliance from Dungannon Fire Station attended the incident.

1 car was overturned during the incident. 3 casualties, 2 female and 1 male, were rescued by Firefighters using cutting equipment. 1 casualty was taken to hospital for treatment. The incident was dealt with by 1.30pm.

Date, Time: 8 January 2021, 11.15am
Location: Victoria Street, Portrush
Details:

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a house on Victoria Street in Portrush. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used 4 jets to extinguish the fire. One female casualty was rescued from the property by a neighbour using a ladder prior to the arrival of Firefighters. She received oxygen treatment from Firefighters and was then transferred to the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition and the incident was dealt with by 1pm.

Date, Time: 5 November 2020, 1.16pm.
Location: Ramore Court, Lower Main Street, Portrush.
Details:

Firefighters were called to reports of an explosion and a fire in a flat in Ramore Court on Lower Main Street in Portrush.

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

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.

Date, Time: 1 October 2020, 11.44am
Location: Bellaghy, Magherafelt
Details:

Firefighters were called to a fire at a farm in Bellaghy, Magherafelt on Thursday 1 October at 11.44am. At the height of the incident six Appliances were in attendance including two Appliances from Lisburn Fire Station and one Appliance each from, Magherafelt, Maghera, Cookstown and Kilrea Fire Stations.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used two jets, two hose reel jets and a short extension ladder to extinguish the fire. Fourteen pigs were sadly killed in the fire and the incident was dealt with by 3.31pm. The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition.

Date, Time: 30 September 2020, 5.46pm
Location: Staffa Drive, Ballymena.
Details:

The thoughts and sympathies of everyone in NIFRS are with the family and friends of a young girl who tragically died in a fire last night in Ballymena.

Firefighters received a call to attend the fire in Staffa Drive at 5.46pm and two Appliances from Ballymena & one from Antrim attended.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house, extinguished the fire and recovered the body of a 12 year old girl.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Date, Time: 13 September 2020, 1.59pm
Location: Cuilcagh Broadwalk, Enniskillen
Details:

Firefighters were called to assist in the rescue of a female casualty who had back and lower limb injures on Cuilcagh Broadwalk. One Appliance from Enniskillen Fire Station and the Specialist Rescue Team attended the incident.

The casualty was removed from the area by the North West Mountain Rescue Team and taken to South West Acute Hospital. The incident was dealt with by 4.48pm.

Date, Time: 13 September 2020, 10.37pm
Location: Crosscavanagh Road, Dungannon
Details:

At 10.37pm on Sunday 13 September 2020 Firefighters were called to a fire involving a large farm shed on the Crosscavanagh Road in Dungannon. Eight Appliances from Dungannon Fire Station, Pomeroy Fire Station, Cookstown Fire Station, Portadown Fire Station, Lisburn Fire Station and Dungiven Fire Station attended the incident including an aerial Appliance, a water tanker and a Command Support Unit.

Firefighters worked hard in challenging conditions to prevent the fire spreading and used three jets to extinguish the blaze. Approximately 6000 chickens were killed in the incident. The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition and the incident was dealt with by 2.33am on Monday 14 September.

Date, Time: 23 August 2020, 4.30pm
Location: Ardmore Avenue, Armagh
Details:

At 4.30pm on Sunday 23 August 2020 Firefighters were called to a fire involving several properties and vehicles on Armore Avenue, Armagh. 10 Fire Appliances attended the incident- 2 from Armagh Fire Station, 1 from Keady Fire Station, 2 from Lurgan Fire Station, 2 from Lisburn Fire Station, 2 from Springfield Fire Station and 1 from Pomeroy Fire Station. Firefighters worked for hours to extinguish the fire, which was under control by 8.43pm. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental ignition.

Date, Time: 20 August 2020, 10.35pm
Location: Quigleys Point, Donegal
Details:

Two Appliances from Northland Fire Station and the Flood Rescue Team from Crescent Link Fire Station  were called to support colleagues in Donegal Fire Service, Irish Coastguard, Gardai and Donegal Ambulance Service at an incident in which a car with four occupants left the road and plunged into water.

A woman escaped from the vehicle and raised the alarm and NIFRS Firefighters supported their colleagues by entering the water and removing a man from the vehicle. Tragically this man and two children lost their lives in the incident.

The incident was dealt with at 12.24am (21 August).  

The thoughts of NIFRS are with the family and friends of the deceased at this tragic time. 

Date, Time: 4 August 2020, 11.41am
Location: Quay Road, Strangford
Details:

Two Appliances from Downpatrick Fire Station, one Appliance from Ballynahinch Fire Station and the Specialist Rescue Team were called to an incident on Quay Road in Strangford where a car had entered the water.

One male casualty was rescued from the car by members of the public and the Coastguard and was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, where he sadly passed away.

The Coastguard helicopter carried out an aerial search, while NIFRS Specialist Rescue Team and the RNLI carried out a search on the water to make sure there were no other casualties. The incident was dealt with by 2.01pm.

Date, Time: 3 June 2020,
Location: Various locations
Details:

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service responded to a number of wildfires across Northern Ireland on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

NIFRS received a call at 12.15pm to a grassland fire on Blackrock Road, Cookstown. At the height of the incident there were 9 Fire Appliances with approximately 41 Firefighters and 6 Officers at the scene. The incident was under control by 7.21pm.

Firefighters were also called to a grassland fire on Carnmoney Hill, Glengormley at 12.38pm. At the height of the incident 4 Fire Appliances with approximately 21 Firefighters and 3 Officers were at the scene. The incident was under control by 9.52pm.

Firefighters were also still attending to a grassland fire on Flagstaff Road, Newry. NIFRS were called to this incident at 00.29am on Monday 1 June 2020.

Date, Time: 9 May 2020, 6.42pm
Location: Capecastle Road, Ballycastle
Details:

Firefighters were called to a a shed fire which spread to oil tanks and two semi-detached bungalows.

4 Fire Appliances attended the incident – Two from Ballycastle Fire Station and two from Ballymoney Fire Station.

Firefighters wore Breathing Apparatuses and used 5 jets to extinguish the fire. Firefighters rescued one female casualty and one male casualty was out of the building when Firefighters arrived. Both were treated by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental ignition and the incident was dealt with by 9.05pm.

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