23 January 2023
Aidan Jennings, Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) said:
“The thoughts and sympathies of Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) are with the loved ones of a couple in their 80s who sadly died following a house fire in Bangor this morning.
“This morning (Monday 23 January) at 8.44am, Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a detached house in Dellmount Park, Bangor.
“5 Appliances & 19 Firefighters were quickly on the scene from Bangor, Donaghadee, Newtownards and Holywood Fire Stations. Firefighters rescued two people from the house and extinguished the fire. Paramedics administered first aid to the casualties, but tragically they died at the scene.
“Firefighters left the scene at 12.33pm and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.”