Property escapes major damage in fire

The fire at Mullantine Road. Photo by Tony Hendron. INPT20-094
The fire at Mullantine Road. Photo by Tony Hendron. INPT20-094
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A house and barn on the Mullantine Road, Portadown, escaped major damage this morning (Monday) after a fire occurred in felled trees.

Firefighters were quickly on the scene and the barn sustained scorch damage.

Overhead electricity wires were also damaged and power was disrupted for a short time.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said they received a call at 11:47am and two appliances from Portadown Fire Station and one from Armagh Fire Station were deployed to the scene.

He added, “Firefighters using breathing apparatus and jets dealt with a fire that spread in the area. Scorch damage was caused to a farm shed nearby.

“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service finished at the scene at 1:58pm.”

It is believed the fire spread after controlled burning of the trees.