Firefighters respond to blaze at condemned house

first_imgThe fire department was called around 1 a.m. and they arrived to find the fire was fully involved, said deputy fire chief Bob Fulton.“We worked on it for a few hours, and we ended up having to bring a backhoe in to pull apart the building so we could get at the places where the fire was still burning, in the attic and in the wall spaces, because it wasn’t safe for us to make entry into the building,” said Fulton. “The roof failed fairly early on into the fire, and then portions of the rest of the structure were failing as the fire was going on.”He said investigators are still trying to determine if anyone lived in the home, because there was a sign indicating the structure had been condemned, but there were personal possessions found at the site that indicated a person(s) may have still been living there.- Advertisement -However, he said there was no sign anyone was inside at the time of the fire, and no other injuries were reported, as the fire was contained to the house. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.Fulton said older buildings like the one in question do pose particular challenges for firefighters. He said many older homes have paper and sawdust insulation, for instance, and some were constructed with “balloon framing,” which essentially means the frame of the house is continuous and allows fire to readily travel from floor to floor.More information on his incident will be posted as it becomes available.Advertisementlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE SENIORS DEFEAT ARDARA IN LEAGUE

first_imgCLG An Clóchan Liath Club notes 13/06/2016B’iad  7, 8, 9 agus 14 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.  Beidh €2800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Joe Boyle – Meenmore, Sheila Sweeney – Kincasslagh, Caolan Ward – The Diamond, Annie Boyle – Glenties agus Karen O’ Donnell – Ardara.The Senior and Reserves were at home to Ardara on Saturday evening. The Reserve game was cancelled last minute, with both teams ready and waiting for a referee. However, with no referee the game was called off and the senior game was brought forward.The Seniors won a scoreline 1-14 to 0-15 in a cat and mouse game. It was an all round good team performance, with a small championship feel to the game! Congratulations and well done to Càtriona Solan on a fine performance before the Ulster Championship clash of Donegal V Fermanagh.Congratulations to Joe McIlroy from Acres National School and our under 10 team in playing for the Donegal Cumann na mBunscoil team V Fermanagh at half time in last Sunday’s Ulster Championship match.The Club Cul Camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 13 will be held in Rosses Park on Monday the 27th of June until Friday the 1st of July. The fee for the Camp is €55 per child, €45 for a second child in the family and €40 for a third child. Included in the price is a camp jersey, a half zip top and a kit bag. It starts at 10am and finishes at 2.30 each day. Contact John Ward on 0866036406 to register.The U8s played in Rosses Park V Ardara on Saturday morning. All teams did really well. Well done to all coaches, players & parents who helped with refreshments after the game. The Dungloe/Gweedore U14 hurlers overcame Four Masters in their championship semi final Thursday past. This is a fantastic achievement and sets them up for a chance to win the U14B Championship for a third year in a row. Well done to all involved!Congratulations to both boys & girls of Scoil Chróine Dungloe who won their respective county finals in Cumann na mBunscoil last week Brilliant achievement!GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE SENIORS DEFEAT ARDARA IN LEAGUE was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeGAA noteslast_img read more