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Man rescued from house fire is in critical condition

By Staff Reporter

A man was in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria's intensive care unit last night after being rescued from a house fire in Armagh city.

Firefighters from Armagh and Portadown were called to the scene at Culdee Street yesterday afternoon.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said the service had received the call at 4.30pm.

Three fire appliances from Armagh and Portadown Fire Stations attended the incident.

The Fire Service said the fire started in the living room of the property. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire and rescued a single occupant.

The occupant was treated at the scene by firefighters before being taken to Craigavon Area Hospital. An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.

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