Man in a critical condition following Armagh house fire

Fire Service

Fire Service

A man is reported to be in a critical condition after being rescued from a house fire in Armagh.

Fire and rescue crews were called to the fire in a flat in Culdee Street shortly before 4.30pm yesterday (Friday).

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said three fire appliances from Armagh and Portadown fire stations attended the incident.

“On arrival, fire crews discovered a fire in the living room. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire and rescued a single occupant.

“The occupant was treated at the scene by Fire & Rescue personnel before being taken to hospital by Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“A fire investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing by NIFRS and PSNI officers”.