Six crews bat­tle tyre blaze at Co Down farm

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY STAFF REPORTER

HUGE plumes of acrid smoke drifted across parts of Co Down be­cause of a tyre fire at a farm near Dro­more yes­ter­day.

Six fire crews were in at­ten­dance at the scene of the blaze at Greenogue Road, ac­cord­ing to the North­ern Ire­land Fire & Rescue Ser­vice.

Group Com­man­der Philip Martin of Fire Ser­vice HQ in Lis­burn said they had re­ceived the call to the remote ru­ral farm just af­ter mid­day yes­ter­day.

“We sent six ap­pli­ances to deal with the ac­ci­den­tal ig­ni­tion of tyres at the farm yard.

“Six ap­pli­ances were needed to en­sure a con­tin­u­ous sup­ply of water to put out the blaze.

“There’s noth­ing worse than at­tack­ing a fire — and then run­ning out of water,“he said.

No peo­ple or an­i­mals were in­jured by the blaze, and the fire ser­vice had left the scene just af­ter 6pm last night.

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