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Video: Annaclone farm fire - Tributes to missing farmer after firefighters battle blaze

An elderly farmer is missing and feared dead after fire gutted his farmhouse in County Down, Northern Ireland. Fire crews are today hoping to be able to enter the home of George Mathers (82) to search for him, as neighbours rallied round to help his farming family. A major blaze broke out at Mr Mather's Annaclone home early on Saturday morning. Crews from neighbouring towns tackled the blaze, which was put out shortly before 4.30pm the same day. Flames gutted the Ballynafern Road farmhouse and caused much of the first floor to collapse. That left the house unsafe for rescue crews to get into the building, where it is thought Mr Mathers may have been. Credit: Belfast Telegraph


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