Man killed in Ballymoney fire named

Man dies in Ballymoney house fireAn man named locally as Albert Kane in his early sixties has died in a house fire in Dervock County Antrim. It happened at his home on the Bush Road between Ballymoney and Dervock at about 21:00 GMT on Tuesday. The Fire and Rescue Service said it does not believe there are any suspicious circumstances behind the blaze. Group Commander Bill Wilsdon said investigations into the fire are at an early stage."At about nine o'clock this evening we got a call from a member of the public to say there was a fire in the house," he said."We mobilised three of our crews. We believed that there was a gentleman, who lived in the house on his own, inside."Neighbours advised us that he was probably still in there and when the crews went in with breathing apparatus and hoses they managed to extinguish the fire and discovered the gentleman inside."It is Understood that neighbours were alerted to the fire by the smoke alarm sounding in the premises they fire service were called back to the house
Man dies in Ballymoney house fireAn man named locally as Albert Kane in his early sixties has died in a house fire in Dervock County Antrim. It happened at his home on the Bush Road between Ballymoney and Dervock at about 21:00 GMT on Tuesday. The Fire and Rescue Service said it does not believe there are any suspicious circumstances behind the blaze. Group Commander Bill Wilsdon said investigations into the fire are at an early stage."At about nine o'clock this evening we got a call from a member of the public to say there was a fire in the house," he said."We mobilised three of our crews. We believed that there was a gentleman, who lived in the house on his own, inside."Neighbours advised us that he was probably still in there and when the crews went in with breathing apparatus and hoses they managed to extinguish the fire and discovered the gentleman inside."It is Understood that neighbours were alerted to the fire by the smoke alarm sounding in the premises they fire service were called back to the house

A MAN who died as a result of a house fire in north Antrim has been named locally as Albert Kane.

It happened at his home on the Bush Road between Ballymoney and Dervock at about 21:00 GMT on Tuesday.

The Fire and Rescue Service said it does not believe there are any suspicious circumstances behind the blaze.

Group Commander Bill Willsdon said investigations into the fire are at an early stage.

“Crews responded from Ballymoney and Coleraine fire stations,” he said.

“On arrival the crews were met with a well developed fire in the house with smoke coming from the front windows.

“Some attempt had been made by local neighbours to get into the house, but they were beaten back by the extent of the fire.

“The crews went in with breathing apparatus and hoses they managed to extinguish the fire and discovered the gentleman inside.”

Commander Willsdon said the property had a smoke alarm and it was this that initially alerted the neighbour to the fire.