Man taken to hospital after blaze at house
A man is being treated in hospital for severe burns following an accidental fire.
The 40-year-old had managed to get outside the burning house in the Tullagherin Road area of in Plumbridge, CoTyrone, at around 11.30am on Sunday.
He sustained severe burns to his right side and was in a serious condition in hospital yesterday.
Fire appliances from Strabane and Newtownstewart Fire Stations were sent to the burning bungalow.
A Fire & Rescue Service spokesman said: “On arrival the property was well alight and firefighters administered oxygen therapy to a 40-year-old man, who was outside the property, suffering from burns and cuts.
“The casualty was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital by ambulance and was later transferred to the Royal Victoria in Belfast.
“The cause of the fire is under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious. There were no smoke alarms fitted.”
Meanwhile an investigation has been launched following an arson attack at a flat in Duddy’s Court in the Triangle area of the Waterside in Londonderry.
Police and firefighters were called to the property around 9.20am on Sunday.
Six appliances from Crescent Link, Northland Fire Station and Strabane Fire Stations dealt with the blaze. A FRS spokesman said: “Fire crews attended a fire in a mid terrace maisonette — the living room was well alight.
“Firefighters completed a search of the property to ensure that no-one was in the property.
“Three smoke alarms were fitted in the property, but due to the damage firefighters were unable to confirm if they actuated.
“The incident was dealt with at 10.53am and it is being treated as deliberate.”