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Major residential fire in Armagh caused by Oil tank fire

Oil tank fire

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has declared a major incident after an oil tank fire injured a first responder and a pensioner on Sunday.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the incident just after 13:00pm following reports that two oil tanks in the Bessbrook area of the county had exploded.

Shortly after the incident, plumes of smoke could be seen billowing out from the scene of the fire.

According to the local fire service, the resulting fire quickly spread to four nearby homes, however, no fatalities have been reported.