Several units of the Carrick-On-Suir and Clonmel fire brigade and the emergency services battled a blaze at Carrick-on-Suir Mart, Co. Tipperary yesterday night. It was reported that the fire broke out at approximately 7pm, as reported by us here.
A statement released by Tipperary Fire & Rescue confirmed that a number of appliances, including a hydraulic platform was in attendance.
“The hydraulic platform, or the HP as its known, allows our crews to attack the fire from a height using a water cannon which is mounted in the basket. Once a fire has spread to the roof of a building and has weakened the structural integrity of it, the HP offers our firefighters the ability to work "on" the roof without actually setting foot on it. Reducing possible risk to our firefighters in the process.”
The following statement was released on the Facebook page of Carrick On Suir Livestock Sales LTD:
“Today at around 7pm a fire erupted in the bathroom region of the building. Sadly as it was an electrical fire the power had to be cut before the water could be discharged onto the blaze. The fire then it spread towards the offices. Thankfully it did not reach the ring and nobody was injured emergency vices are currently still battling the blaze.”
Minutes later a second statement was released by the mart and it outlined the following: “The causes of the fire are still unknown more information will be posted as the situation has developed.”
More developments on this story to follow.
Photo: Greg Watson