Two men escape fire in Derry

Published Saturday, 22 September 2012
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Two men have escaped a fire at a four-storey building in Londonderry.

Two men escape fire in Derry
Fire crews rescued a man in his 40s from the fourth floor. (© Presseye)

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a report of the fire just after 6pm on Saturday.

The blaze broke out on the first floor of the mid-terraced property on Carlisle Road in the city.

The building has a shop on the ground floor and flats on the floors above.

Two men were present at the time - a 29-year-old man on the first floor and a man in his 40s on the fourth floor. They were alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm.

The 29-year-old escaped by jumping from the first floor window. He suffered minor cuts to his hands and was treated by the ambulance service at the scene.

The man in his 40s was rescued by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus. He was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and was taken to hospital.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by PSNI and NIFRS.

The Carlisle Road was closed between Horace Street and Hawkin Street for a time.

© UTV News
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