APARTMENT FIRE SEES CENTRE OF BETTYSTOWN SEALED OFF
THREE units of Drogheda Fire Brigade attended the scene of a fire which destroyed two apartments in Bettystown on Sunday afternoon.
Two appliances rushed to the scene after an emergency call was made just after 2pm on April 9th.
The fire had broken out in a large block of apartments at the Anchorage where there are several shops and a large supermarket underneath.
Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident and all the homes and businesses surrounding the affected apartments were evacuated for a number of hours while the fire brigade worked to bring the blaze under control and stop it from spreading.
Two tenders from Drogheda and one aerial appliance from town attended the scene.
A spokesperson for Drogheda Fire Brigade said fire fighters remained at the scene throughout the afternoon, returning to their Drogheda base at 6.30pm.
As a result of the fire in the apartment block the post office in Bettystown, which adjoins the apartments, is currently closed.
It is likely to remain closed for a number of days.
An Post are currently making arrangements to transfer of Social Protection payments due at Bettystown to another post office.
An Post have advised that they will arrange for payments due at Bettystown Post Office to be transferred to Laytown Post Office. The transferred payments are expected to be available from approx. noon today.
An Post payment statistics indicate that 229 payments were due at Bettystown PO this week.
The scene of the blaze in Bettystown.