Elderly man saved from burning home thanks to actions of passer-by

Fire Brigade
Fire Brigade

An 80-year-old man has been rescued from his burning home by a passer-by.

The incident happened last night on Lenadoon Avenue in west Belfast.

Lenadoon Ave

Lenadoon Ave

A statement from the NIFRS said: "Crews from Springfield and Cadogan arrived to find a semi-detached property well alight.

"Thankfully prior to arrival a passer-by managed to rescue a man in his 80's from the property."

The NIFRS spokesman added that crews brought the blaze under control with four fire-fighting jets whilst wearing breathing apparatus.