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In a video shared by the fire service, large plumes of black smoke are seen to be emanating from the fire.

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The fire in Newry. Photo: NIFRS

The fire in Newry. Photo: NIFRS

The fire in Newry. Photo: NIFRS

A firefighter and one other person have been taken to hospital and a house has been destroyed after a fire caused by an oil tank explosion in Newry on Sunday.

It’s after two oil tanks ruptured at Camlough Park before the fire spread to four terraced houses in what a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) described as a “challenging incident”.

The firefighter and a resident were taken to hospital as a precaution after crews from Newry, Warrenpoint, Newtownhamilton and Portadown brought the fire under control.

"Unfortunately one property was destroyed by the fire and three other properties were damaged by heat and smoke,” said the spokesperson.

"One resident was feeling unwell and [was] taken to Daisy Hill Hospital for a checkup and one firefighter also was sent to hospital as a precaution.”

In a video shared by the fire service, large plumes of black smoke are seen to be emanating from the fire.


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