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Alderman Norman Hillis Congratulates Emergency Service & Seabank Residential Home Staff

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Speaking to Causeway Coast Community this morning Alderman Norman Hillis said “Congratulations to the Fire Service, PSNI and staff at Seabank residential home for their prompt actions during a fire at a neighbouring property in Bath Terrace.

Special thanks to the staff member who evacuated the resident of the adjoining building where the fire occurred. Fortunately the residents of the home did not need to be evacuated although a well rehearsed plan I believe was ready to be actioned if necessary. It seems that fast reactions and good planning saved the day.

Well done to all concerned!

Eight fire appliances, one aerial appliance and a specialist Command support Unit responded to a blaze in the Bath Street area of Portrush last night ( Sunday 16th April 2017 ) along with 52 firefighters.

Emergency services were called to the incident shortly before 9pm where they found a developed blaze in an end-terraced home which was unoccupied.

Appliances from Portrush, Portstewart, Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballymena, Ballycastle Northland and Strabane were called to extinguish the blaze.

Firefighters worked for a number of hours at the scene to fully extinguish the fire.

Group Commander Andy Sinclair said it could have been much worse.

“We’ll be sending officers out this morning along with police to have a look at it,” he said.

“But our early indications from looking at it would be that it would appear to be a deliberate fire.

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