Firefighters tackle Friary Street blaze

Sam Matthews

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Sam Matthews

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Four units from Kilkenny fire and rescue services are currently tackling a blaze on Friary Street in the city centre.

Four units from Kilkenny fire and rescue services are currently tackling a blaze on Friary Street in the city centre.

The fire broke out before 8pm this evening in the back of a residential home on the street. It’s understood that oil may have fuelled the blaze.

There was concern that the nearby Friary Street coal and gas depot might be affected. Neighbours described how they attacked the flames with garden hoses and water, but to no avail.

The fire service was called, and the four units were quickly on scene. The fire was brought was largely brought under control by 8.30pm, with no damage done to surrounding properties.

No one has been injured. Investigations into what caused the fire are ongoing.