Prompt actions of Fire and Rescue Service praised - Hazzard
Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has praised the prompt response of the Fire and Rescue Service following a major fire in Rathfriland.
Mr Hazzard said;
"This was a major fire in Rathfriland with a house, car and nearby recycling centre badly damaged.
"Thankfully no one was injured in this blaze and that is no doubt due to the prompt response of the Fire and Rescue Service.
"At the height of this fire 40 firefighters and seven appliances from a number of local fire stations were involved in tackling the blaze.
"Their task in bringing the fire under control was made all the more challenging by the high winds last night.
"There will now be a major clean up operation for those involved but thankfully tragedy was averted in this incident."