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25/07/2021

Emergency services dealing with fire at Edenderry housing estate

Fire Services arrived at around 12.30pm

Emergency services dealing with fire at Edenderry housing estate

Emergency services continue to deal with a chimney fire at the home of an elderly couple in Edenderry this afternoon.

Despite the country being crippled by over a foot of snow, Fire Services were at the scene within minutes of the call out to the house on Gilroy Avenue at 12.30pm this Friday afternoon.

PICTURED: The crew used a fall arrest system while on the roof of the house to ensure safety

Two fire crews remain at the scene at 13:40pm as they continue to secure the house after extinguishing the fire. 

No injuries were reported and the fire personnel have moved quickly to clean the chimney following the fire. 

Emergency crews continue to be in operation across the country despite a Status Red snow and ice warning remaining in place until 6pm this evening. 

Offaly Fire services were involved in a number of rescue operations overnight as Storm Emma ravaged the country. 

SEE ALSO: Offaly Fire crew rescues ambulance vehicle from huge snowfall

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