Saturday 18 January 2020

Damage to cars and buildings in five-hour blaze

Anna Hayes

Gardai have ruled out malicious intent in the case of a fire which broke out at a garage and workshop between Bridgetown and Kilmore village on Tuesday last (August 7).

Wexford Fire Service received a call at 5.14 a.m. and mobilised five minutes later. Two fire appliances and a water carrier arrived at the scene at 5.37 a.m. and fought the fire for the following five hours. They closed down the scene at 10.28 a.m. Fire Chief Paul L'Estrange said the firefighters had managed to prevent the blaze from spreading to a nearby house.

Garda Inspector Denis Whelan said the Scenes of Crime team had investigated the incident and the scene and did not believe there was any malicious intent involved.

He said the gardai had received a call about the fire at around 5 a.m. and had proceeded to the scene where they, along with county council staff, imposed road closures and diversions.

He explained that one of the buildings had gas cylinders in it and said a considerable amount of damage was done both to the two buildings and to six cars inside and in the vicinity of the garage.

Wexford People

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