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Man in critical condition after house fire in Armagh

A man is in a critical condition after being rescued from a fire in a flat in Armagh.

Fire and rescue crews were alerted to the fire at the property on Culdee Street around 4.30pm on Friday.

Three Fire Appliances from Armagh and Portadown Fire Stations attended the incident and on arrival it was discovered a fire in the living room.

A spokesperson from the Belfast Health Trust confirmed the man was in a critical condition, and was being treated in intensive care at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Spokesperson said: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire and rescued a single occupant.

"The occupant was treated at the scene by Fire and 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."

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