Drogheda Independent - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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