Woman hospitalised after small fire at house in Dungiven

A woman was taken to hospital following a small fire at a house in Dungiven

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 11:55 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:20 pm
The scene on Main Street, Dungiven, on Tuesday morning.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said:“We received a call today (Tuesday 20 December 2016) at 10.58am to attend an incident on Main Street, Dungiven. One Fire Appliance from Dungiven Fire Station and one Fire Appliance from Limavady Fire Station attended the scene.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus forced entry through the back door of a mid-terrace house and rescued a female casualty from the first floor bedroom. She was treated by Ambulance personnel at the scene and taken to hospital.

“Firefighters carried out additional searches of the property to confirm that no one else was in the house and dealt with a small fire behind the front door.

“The cause of the fire is being investigated. The incident was dealt with at 12.12pm.”

There were lengthy traffic delays as emergency services worked at the scene.