Two people were taken to hospital after a fire yesterday at a semi-detached house at Shandon Villas, Newry. Fire crews from Newry and Warrenpoint stations attended the incident.

They used breathing apparatus and a hosereel jet to put out the fire in an upstairs bedroom. 

A 72-year-old woman suffered shock and a 43-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation and minor cuts. 

Both casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance.

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