Fire and Rescue Service praised after ‘ferocious’ Newry fire

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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has praised the work of the Fire and Rescue Service in Newry as they attended a fire at Carnbane Industrial Estate in Newry.

McNulty attended the scene yesterday morning and told Newry Times, “The fire was ferocious but the firefighters have now it got it under control. I want to pay tribute to them for their hard work, bravery and professionalism. 



“Almost forty firefighters from Newry, Armagh, Ballynahinch and Clogher with 7 appliances including aerial units from Belfast and Omagh have been attending the blaze. 

“Thankfully they have the fire under control and no other property has been damaged. The timber products may smoulder for some time however and will require the continued presence of the Fire Service.”

He continued, “I attended a mulit-agency meeting on site this morning, with representatives of the Council, Department of Infrasture and the PSNI. Their joined up efforts have ensured as little disruption as possible. During the height of the blaze, the Fire Service had to overcome the freezing, sub-zero conditions and pump water some distance from the Canal. 



“I want to pay tribute to all involved in fighting the blaze. My thoughts are also with property owners and the business owners. Forest Wood, the business owner have been in business for over forty years, a company specialising in timber importation. 

McNulty added, “This incident has caused much devastation to the facility however haven spoken with the businesses owner I am pleased to confirm that no jobs will be impacted by the fire. I hope they’ll be back operational at this facility in the very near future.”


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