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Two county Armagh house fires in 24 hours

Firefighters had to tackle two house fires across the county in the space of 24 hours.

In the early hours of this morning, firefighters from Portadown attended a blaze in a terrace house in Ballyoran Park.

A dishwasher had caught fire and was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hosereel jet. The incident around 12.50am.

In a separate incident, at around 2.15am on Sunday morning, appliances from Crossmaglen, Newtownhamilton and Newry as well as a water tanker from Warrenpoint station attended a fire involving a two storey detached house under construction on the Monog Road outside Crossmaglen.

Three main jets and two hosereel jets had to be deployed to extinguish the well developed blaze.

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