Man rescued from three storey building after arson attack

A man has been rescued from a three storey building by firefighters after an arson attack.

The incident, which happeend at around 2.11am this morning (February 24), took place in Willilam St Portadown.

The NI Fire and Rescue Service said its firefighters were called to reports of a fire on the second floor of a three storey property.

Two appliances from Portadown Fire Station and one Appliance from Lurgan Fire Station attended the incident.

NIFRS

A spokesperson for the NIFRS said: “Firefighters arrived at the property and quickly carried out a search of the property while wearing breathing apparatus.

“A male casualty was rescued by Firefighters and led to safety.

“He was then transferred to the care of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“Firefighters used a 13.5m ladder, a short extension ladder and 3 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and the incident was dealt with by 3.28am.

“The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate ignition.”

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