Cottage destroyed in north Clare fire

Cottage destroyed in north Clare fire

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Fire crews from Ennistymon and Ennis attended the incident – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

A man escaped uninjured after fire destroyed his cottage in north Clare.

The fire broke out i the dwelling off the main road between Ennistymon and Kilfenora.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon and an appliance from Ennis responded to the incident when the alarm was raised at around 4.00pm.

Gardaí and the ambulance service were also alerted.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Fire crews at the scene of yesterdays fire near Kilfenora – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Fire crews checked to ensure the man was uninjured and did not require medical attention. They found that he was unharmed but shaken.

The fire is understood to have started accidentally.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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