Wexford fire services urge residents to take precautions in light of recent incidents
In light of several serious fires in the county in recent days, Assistant Chief Fire Officer with Wexford County Fire Service John Maher issued several precautions to homeowners.
Mr Maher said that on behalf of the Fire Service, he urges homeowners to check their smoke alarms this winter. He also advises people to have their chimney's cleaned in the run-up to Christmas.
'We advise people to have a sufficient number of alarms. For a two storey house, that would be a minimum of two. We also encourage people to put them in other rooms such as bedrooms due to the use of electrical items such as laptops.'
The advice comes in light of a serious house fire on Main Street in Ferns recently, in which an elderly man lost his life. In another incident, a man in his 50s was taken to hospital after a fire broke out in his house in William Street. When asked about the condition of the resident, Mr Maher said he was unable to comment.