Sinn Féin Shantallow representative Neil McLaughlin commenting after a fire in a laneway at Greenhaw Avenue in Derry spread to a nearby oil tank at the back of a house causing a considerable amount of damage to it and a number of adjoining properties.
Neil McLaughlin said “I was on the scene of incident last night and spoke to the women who lives in the house. This was a very frightening experience for her and local residents who were caught up in all this. Substantial damage has been caused to a number of homes in the street after it’s believed several bins in the laneway were set on fire which then spread to an adjacent oil tank.
“I would like to thank the prompt actions of the Fire Service and police in preventing this fire from spreading any further. And encourage anyone with information about this incident to bring it forward straight away.