Fire at Portarlington premises

A fire broke out in the Roma chip shop on Main Street in Portarlington last Friday afternoon.

A fire broke out in the Roma chip shop on Main Street in Portarlington last Friday afternoon.

A call was received by the central office of Laois Fire Services at 12pm last Friday and by 12.06pm fire brigades from both Portarlington and Mountmellick were on the scene.

The fire was caused by a deep fat frier on the premises and fire officers were able to contain it using foam extinguishers.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Declan Power told the Offaly Express that the fire was well under control by 1.15.

“The fire was contained but the fire officers stayed around afterwards to make sure everything was okay as the oil would have stayed hot for a while. There was no damage to any other buildings,” he said.