Monday 20 January 2020

Fire service rush from plane crash to blaze at Yola Farm

The damage caused by the blaze at the Yola Farmstead in Tagoat on Sunday
The damage caused by the blaze at the Yola Farmstead in Tagoat on Sunday

Pádraig Byrne

A unit of Wexford Fire Service had to leave the scene of a fatal plane crash in Duncormick to rush to a large fire that broke out at the old Yola Farmstead in Tagoat on Sunday evening.

The fire service were put to the pin of their collar and backup was required from Enniscorthy to deal with the incident.

The large fire broke out at a derelict cottage that was being used as a barn at the old Yola Farm to the rear of the Irish Outdoor Adventure Centre (IOAC).

The alarm was raised by people in the neighbouring houses at approximately 7.50 p.m. and two units and one water tanker rushed to the scene. One of the units was just leaving the scene of the plane crash in Duncormick, which saw two men lose their lives, and was forced to immediately head for Tagoat. A further unit came from Enniscorthy as backup and a water tanker from Wexford was used to quench the flames.

A spokesperson for the fire service said that the little derelict cottage had been turned into a barn and was being used to store bales of straw which were quick to ignite. The roof of the building collapsed, but the fire crews eventually managed to put out the blaze and dampen everything down, leaving the scene shortly before 9.30 p.m. The exact cause of the blaze is at this stage unknown.

Wexford People

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