Firefighters had to respond to a fire at one of their own fire stations last week.
Crews were called to the part-time fire station in Limavady, Londonderry at 8.50 am on Wednesday 22 August after a smoke alarm alerted a local retained firefighter. Crews quickly dealt with the fire in a drying room/store area by 9.50am.
Although there was also some damage to a lecture room, the fire station was able to resume normal service.
In a statement, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said:
“We want to use this incident to emphasise that fire can happen to anyone at anytime in any building. Fire doesn’t discriminate and it shows the importance of thinking fire safety first, working smoke alarms and the swift actions of our local fire crews in protecting our whole community from the dangers of fire.”