Dean McWhirter Firefighter Control Regional Control Centre, NIFRS HQ, Lisburn Read this articleRead all 9 articles
“Firefighters have rescued 3 people from a house fire in Millburn Avenue Cookstown this morning (11 April 2019).
“The call was received at 7.17am. Two Fire Appliances from Cookstown Fire Station and one Fire Appliance from both Dungannon and Pomeroy Fire Stations attended the scene.
“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the 2 storey detached property and carried out a search. They rescued a man and a woman in their 60’s from the kitchen area and another man in his 30’s from an upstairs bedroom. All three occupants were treated at the scene by Firefighters for smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital by Ambulance.
“The On-Call Firefighters, who attended this incident, are to be commended for their swift response and actions in rescuing the 3 casualties from the fire and providing first aid at the scene.
“A working smoke alarm alerted one of the occupants to the fire and they raised the alarm. We would like to remind everyone of the importance of having a working smoke alarm and to test it once a week to ensure it is working.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation. The incident was dealt with at 9.44am.”